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"Trouble is, there is absolutely no evidence that the universe has any purpose whatsoever. This, like causality, is an extrapolation of puny human experience to an inappropriate cosmic scale."

— Peter Atkins

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"Any argument that simply asserts that ‘God did it’ is a sign of a lazy mind — a mind that is content to wallow in assertion rather than embark upon climbing the intellectual Everest of comprehension."

— Peter Atkins

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"The explanation that ‘God made it’ is far, far simpler and explanation…than a complex mechanism. Don’t be seduced; The assertion that God did ANYTHING is simplistic, rather than simple — and it is lazy. It is simplistic because an entity as functionally unbounded as a god must have extraordinary complexity; it is lazy because it avoids becoming involved in untangling the web of events that have led to us. Any argument that simply asserts that ‘God did it’ is a sign of a lazy mind — a mind that is content to wallow in assertion rather than embark upon climbing the intellectual Everest of comprehension."

— Peter Atkins

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Interesting debate concerning the existence of God between William Lane Craig and Peter Atkins