Quotation Explorer - 'Peter Atkins'

My aim is to argue that the universe can come into existence without intervention, and that there is no need to invoke the idea of a Supreme Being in one of its numerous manifestations. - Peter Atkins
[Religion is] a fantasy [and is] completely empty of any explanatory content. It is also evil. - Peter Atkins
I regard teaching religion as purveying lies. - Peter Atkins
It is not possible to be intellectually honest and believe in gods. And it is not possible to believe in gods and be a true scientist. - Peter Atkins
The challenge of elucidating living processes -- including consciousness and all its baggage which we bundle together as 'the human spirit' -- is only one example of a challenge where hard work is paying off and science does not need to accept the false explanations peddled by religions. - Peter Atkins
Well it's fairly straightforward: there isn't one [a god]. And there's no evidence for one, no reason to believe that there is one, and so I don't believe that there is one. And I think that it is rather foolish that people do think that there is one. - Peter Atkins
[Religious belief is] outmoded and ridiculous. [Belief in gods was a] worn out but once useful crutch in mankind's journey towards truth. We consider the time has come for that crutch to be abandoned. - Peter Atkins
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