"From the scientific
view the mind can only find expression through the brain. Now there may
be extra neural communication in the way of prayer, between the mind of
man and the mind
of God in the way of extrasensory
“…there is a grand design in which
all conscious individuals play a role” (P. 115)
interviewer, from Penfield's The mystery of the Mind,
New Jersey: Princeton, 1975,.
FROM, Bertch McGrayne, Sharon. Nobel Prize Women in
Birch Lane Press Book, 1993.
BELL BURNELL (Discoverer of pulsars)
“Can you find a wholeness that includes pain and a readiness to
suffer?” she asked. If God is a loving, caring God in charge of the
world, why is there suffering? And why so much of it fall on innocent
"In her book, she offers a possible resolution to these ageless
questions. Although she was loath to abandon the idea of a kindly God,
perhaps God is not running the world. “If the world is not run by God,
then the calamities that occur cannot be blamed on God. Perhaps God
decided that we are responsible adults that should be given a free hand
and allowed to get on with life without interference…God would still
exert influence on the world, but only through people, through their
attitudes and what they do, through their healing and reconciliation.”
physicist, Burnell found such randomness comforting. “It actually ties
in very well with the randomness of uncertainty that modern physicists
know is at the heart of everything and seems to be one of the
“givens of this world.” In fact she found the idea liberating,
releasing one from the constraints of rewards and punishments, just and
unjust, cause and effect.”
religion appears to be presented as offering easy cures for pain: have
faith and God will mend your hurts…” (But) healing so as to eradicate
all the trace of the encounter is not part of the package,” she
concluded. Brokenness is an essentialingredient in life. “Suffering can
mature us and make us more sensitive to others ;then through small deeds
and kind actions we can interact with empathy, reassuring and helping
others…But pain is not part of a Grand Design and will not come to a
purposeful ending unless we work at it to ensure that it does.”
McGrayne, Sharon. Nobel Prize Women in Science. A
Birch Lane Press Book, 1993.
CANDACE PERT (Discoverer
of the opiate receptor)
other physicists have described experiencing an almost religious awe
when contemplating the laws of the universe. Do you feel the same way
about the brain?"
"No, I don't
feel an awe for the brain. I feel an awe for God. I see in the brain all
the beauty of the universe and its order--constant signs of God's
presence. I am learning that the brain obeys all the physical laws of
the universe. It's not anything special. And yet it is the most special
thing in the universe." (P. 390)
The Three pound universe. New York:
(This is a portion of an interview with
CHANDRA WICKRASINGE (British scientist who
worked with Sir Fred Hoyle)
"There's no evidence for all of the basic
tenets of Darwinian evolution. I don't believe there was aver any
evidence for it. It was a social force that took over the world in 1860,
and I think it has been a disaster for science ever since."
"Genuine science, she says, supports, "'some miraculous property of life
that's either explained in terms of a statistical miracle or in terms of
an Intelligent intervening. It's one or the other."'
Chandra Wichrasinge, "Science and
the Divine Origin of Life," The Intellectuals Speak out on God, ed.
Varghese, 23-37. Quoted in Ruggiero, V. R. Warning Nonsense is
Destroying America. Nashville: T. Nelson Publ., 1994, 175.