Erase all thought and fear of God from a community, and selfishness and sensuality would absorb the whole man. Appetite, knowing no restraint, and suffering, having no solace or hope, would trample in scorn on the restraints of human laws. Virtue, duty, principle, would be mocked as unmeaning sounds. A sordid self-interest would supplant every feeling; and man would become, in fact, what the theory of atheism declares him to be—a companion for brutes.
McGuffey Fifth Reader, designed for the ten-year-olds of our American frontier
Symbolic information, or language, represents a category of reality distinct from matter and energy....[M]aterialism...long the dominant philosophical perspective in scientific circles, with its foundational presupposition that there is no non-material reality, is simply and plainly false....
The implications are immediate for the issue of evolution....[S]ymbolic language [is] the crucial ingredient from which all living organisms develop and function.... An intelligent Creator is unmistakably required....Despite all the millions of pages of evolutionist publications...there is in reality no rational basis for such belief.
Professor Ker C. Thomson, former Director of the U.S. Air Force Terrestrial Sciences Laboratory, In Six Days: why fifty scientists choose to believe in creation
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Sir Isaac Newton, shortly before he died, Great Ages of Man: Age of Kings, Time-Life Books, 1967.