June 16th, 2008 17:56 EST
Albert Einstein was a Believer in God
Einstein`s words should be known by everyone : "Religion without science is blindness; science without religion is shear paralysis!"
Prof. Charles Taylor who won the world`s biggest prize in philosophy last year (Templeton Prize-- which is Â£ 800.000 and is presented each year at the U.N.) and who was a Prof. of Law, Politics, Philosophy at choice universities like Oxford, Northwestern and others, is also a keen believer of spiritual values and God and religion, within the realm of a secular framework. He says that "if mankind does not develop a civilisation where secularity is balanced by sipiriutual values, it will destroy itself."
The famous psychiatrist T. Szasz also believed in God. He even said, " If we believe that a person who talks to God is healthy, we must also believe that a person who says that God talks to him, is also healthy."
The number of intellectuals I have personally met ( I am 68 years old and have spent ten years in the universities of Turkey, U.S.A., Canada, Sweden and Norway and my career passed among intellectuals, in many countries-- a brief resume reveals: www.xlibris.com/AskinOzcan.html) were overwhelmingly believers of God. Contrary to the article, in Scandinavia, I found more intellectuals to be believers in God than say in the U.S.A.
Especially in research in social sciences, the findings which are the consequences of the methods used, are not seldom biased or incomplete or subject for revision. This is why we confront in psychology, new hypothesis and new laws, more so than in physics or biology or chemistry. (Also physical and natural sciences are apt to changes in their laws and methods.)
Also, there are very dependable scientific findings that the percentage of criminals, narcomans, alcoholics are higher in the higher I.Q. brackets than in the lower.
If a study has been made on the relationship of I.Q. levels to "belief in God", this can be scrutinized with reference to the below:
- What age group has been chosen? (Age has much to do with belief in God.)
- Which geographical locations have been chosen? Has the study been made with reference to high I.Q.`s in different parts of the globe?
- Have the selected "types" received the same kind of religious education?
- Have they all read the books of God and concluded that they believe or don`t believe in God after that?
- Are "misbeliefs" truly and sincerely after exposure to the idea of God? Or, are they a consequence of a "fashion" or of a personal or social "complex" or of "political" or "professional" pressures?
- What are the educational attainments of these high I.Q. "types" selected?
I.Q. is one thing, education is another thing.
- Do these high I.Q. "types" believe that the formation of the universe and of the life forms which mankind has so enthusiastically been studying since the beginning of his history, and more so, since the beginning of the positive science which started with Immanuel Kant, to understand its orders and laws, been "haphazard and co-incidental"? (If so, why study the universe and life forms with sciences and look for their orders and laws and find their laws?)
Indeed, there is much order and knowledge in the formation of the universe and in the life forms which is superior to the knowledge inherent in the sciences. The creator of this superior order based on this superior knowledge, we call God.
A Swedish psychiatrist Dr. Blomberg says in his book "Helande livet" (The healing life) "to expect that the universe and life have been formed coincidentally and without a creator, is like tossing a coin trillions of times and expect that each time the same side will come!"
The simple miracles we observe around us, our birth, growth, death; the functioning of our brains; countless life forms in perfect balance; miracles we experience, all point out to a great master, the God, and not to a "haphazard, coincidental universe."
It is unfortunate religions have, in many instances, been wrongly taught and wrong concepts of God have been traded.
In any case, it is not the totality of high I.Q. people refuse to believe in God. Only a percentage of them.
Let us not forget, there are more than 3 billion Christians, close to 2 billion Muslims, quite a few Jews, Zerdusht and Mormons who believe in God. Buddhist priests accept that there is God, but many Buddhists don`t believe in God. What else is "Nirvana" but God?
A Medical prof of neurology in a southern U.S. university has proclaimed some years ago, that in the lower right part of the brain, there is a center which is directly linked to God.
A prof of Iranian origin, now teaching physics in the U.S.A. told me that he can prove by mathematics that there is God.
I simply wonder to what professions those high I.Q. "types" belonged.
Prof.(h.c.) Askin Ozcan