Science

“Is it reasonable to suppose that something immortal just suddenly began in time?”

Beatrand Russell

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“Years ago a scientist named A. Cressy Morrison tried to dispel the notion that the earth was created by pure chance. In his book, Man Does Not Stand Alone, he itemized a number of factors that, had they been different, would have made life impossible on the world. If the earth’s crust were 10 feet thicker, there would be no oxygen, or if the oceans had been a few feet deeper, oxygen and carbon monoxide would have been absorbed. If it were not tilted at 23 degrees, we would have had no seasons and water vapor would have moved to the poles. If the moon were closer, tides would have been so enormous that lowlands would be submerged. The planet’s atmosphere is just thick enough to let in the solar rays needed for vegetation, but not enough to kill life. Essential elements exist in just the right proportions for life, he wrote, citing many other factors that argue against a haphazard creation.”

Church News  |  Church News, June 15, 1996, p. 16

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“The gospel accepts and embraces all truth; science is slowly expanding her arms, and reaching into the invisible domain, in search of truth. The two are meeting daily, religion has an equal right to try science. Either method, properly applied, leads to the same result: Truth is truth.”

John A. Widtsoe  |  “In Search of Truth: Comments on the Gospel and Modern Thought.”

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“The church supports and welcomes the growth of science. … The religion of the Latter-day Saints is not hostile to any truth, nor to scientific search for truth,”

John A. Widtsoe  |  “Evidences and Reconciliations”

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“For most of us, there is neither a choir of heavenly heralds proving God exists nor a laboratory of science equipment proving he doesn’t. Rather, we find a persuasive body of evidence on both sides.

Terryl and Fiona Givens  |  The God Who Weeps

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“The healthy stance is not ‘to question the validity of physical laws or the veracity of mathematical equations, but rather to break the dictatorship and absolutism of scientific thought over all other forms of human thinking.”

Maurice Merleau Ponty

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