Not only were virtually all of the founding fathers of science devout Christians (including Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Boyle, and Pascal), but the Christian worldview provided a basis for modern science to emerge and flourish.
— Kenneth Richard Samples, from Without a Doubt, kindle location 2178
Lutheran Christian Johannes Kepler, discoverer of the elliptical orbits of planets, when asked why he did science, is credited with replying that in scientific research he could “think God’s thoughts after him.” Thinking God’s thoughts after him is worship. Likewise, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ is worship. Worshiping with your mind and heart wide awake to the wonder of redeeming love is the only way for a boy to grow up into a true man of God.
— Douglas Bond, from Stand Fast In the Way of Truth, p. 35
A little science estranges a man from God. A lot of science brings him back.
— Francis Bacon, quoted in How Now Shall We Live? by Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, p. 65
This reflects a naive view of science; it assumes that science must always conflict with core Christian claims and that, in such a conflict, science must always win. In reality, scientific evidence can be marshaled in support of Christian truth claims. One need not avoid science to have Christian faith.
— Douglas Groothuis, from Jesus in An Age of Controversy, p. 31
Most scientists of the 19th and 20th centuries … have been unconscious of the fact that the metaphysical foundations of their discipline stemmed, in spite of all secularisation, in great part from the biblical concept of God and creation.
— Reijer Hooykaas, quoted in Six Modern Myths About Christianity & Western Civilization by Philip Sampson, p. 45