Scientists of Faith: Isaac Newton

The Opticks

"How came the Bodies of Animals to be contrived with so much Art, and for what ends were their several parts? Was the Eye contrived without Skill in Opticks, and the Ear without Knowledge of Sounds?... And these things being rightly dispatch'd, does it not appear from Phaenomena that there is a Being incorporeal, living, intelligent ...?"p369-70

Principia Mathematica, Book 3 (1687)

"This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. . . . This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of His dominion He is wont to be called Lord God."

Alvin Plantinga quotes this on p193 of his "Where the Conflict Really Lies" and describes it as "The General Scholium to Isaac Newton's Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published for the first time as an appendix to the 2nd (1713) edition of the Principia.

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