Arno Allan Penzias

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Arno Allan Penzias (born April 26, 1933) is an American physicist, who was awarded, together with Robert Woodrow Wilson, the 1978 Nobel laureate in physics, for having discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation.

Quotes[edit]

  • The best data we have are exactly what I would have predicted, had I nothing to go on but the five books of Moses, the Psalms, the Bible as a whole.
    • New York Times, March 12, 1978, as cited in Bergman 1994, 183.
  • The Bible talks of purposeful creation. What we have, however, is an amazing amount of order; and when we see order, in our experience it normally reflects purpose.
    • interview, The Voice of Genius, published in 1995.
  • Well, if we read the Bible as a whole we would expect order in the world. Purpose would imply order, and what we actually find is order.
    • interview, The Voice of Genius, published in 1995.
  • Change is rarely comfortable
    • Autobiography, Arno Penzias, The Nobel Prize in Physics 1978 (provided in 2004)
  • If you don't want to be replaced by a machine, don't try to act like one!
    • Autobiography, Arno Penzias, The Nobel Prize in Physics 1978 (provided in 2004)
  • Astronomy leads us to an unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly-improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.
    • [1], Arno Penzias, quoted by Walter Bradley in "The Designed 'Just-so' Universe", 1999.

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