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Can someone be a theoretical physicist and still believe in God?

  1. Jul 9, 2012 #1
    I am a devout mulim and I love physics so can someone be a theoretical physicist and still be a religious person who believes in God?
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  4. Jul 9, 2012 #3
    Science is trying to find out how the world works through experimentation. Your personal belief in a God doesn't change how the world works. So it also shouldn't change the science that you do.

    If you do experiments in science, then the existence or nonexistence of a God shouldn't matter. A ball will still fall with a given acceleration. Gravity will still work how it works, whether you believe in God or not. So yes, it is certainly possible to do science while being religious.

    One very famous example of a religious scientist is Abdus Salam, a Nobel Prize winner of 1979. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Salam#Religion

    Anyway, religious topics are not allowed here. So this thread is locked.

    Good luck in the future!
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