"The argument from design stands or falls on whether it can be demonstrated that some aspect of the universe such as its origin or biological life could not have come about naturally. The burden of proof is ... on the supernaturalist to demonstrate that something from outside nature must be introduced to explain the data." - Victor Stenger, Has Science Found God? (draft: 2001), ch. 4
"Alternative explanations are always welcome in science, if they are better and explain more. Alternative explanations that explain nothing are not welcome.... Note how science changed those beliefs when new data became available. Religions stick to the same ancient beliefs regardless of the data."
- Victor Stenger
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado
Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii (retired in 2000)
"Modern physics leaves no place for God in the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded.
Just as Darwinism removed the need for a creator in the sphere of biology, Britain's most eminent scientist argues that a new series of theories have rendered redundant the role of a creator for the Universe.