“The finest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle.” Albert Einstein
There are people who think that art and science, or that religion and science are two quite different, even incompatible, pursuits. But many of the scientists who we now think of as the early giants of the scientific revolution were also religious leaders. Their exploration of the world was not in pursuit of an alternative to God, but in praise of a creation that was far more wonderful and awe-inspiring than anyone had ever imagined.
Most religions teach that faith is a gift. The role of science is not to prove or disprove religious belief, but any scientist, believer or not, stands before the universe that science has opened up before us with as much amazement and humility as does the artist or believer.