“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” — Werner Heisenberg
Heisenberg, one of the Greats of quantum physics at the dawn of the last century, has put it very well. Quantum physics, which no-one yet understands is now being suspected of threading its way through some of the most crucial chemical processes that take place in life forms. Not only that but it is being suspected of being the initiator of the first self-generating creature some 4 billion years ago.
The advent of quantum physics is more or less driving verbal philosophy, high-faluting poetry and religious superstitions out of the window, at least in the more advanced countries, not because it’s crass but because it has supplied its own brand of mystery and wonder about life and the universe.