THE STANDARD FOR JUDGING RELIGION
played an important part toward the invention of the atomic bomb, had this to say : "It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity ; to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe, which we can dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the INTELLIGENCE MANIFEST IN NATURE ." 7 Then there is Dr . Robert A. Millikan who has been rated the dean of American scientists, being the first of them to study cosmic rays and winning the Nobel Prize for being the first to determine the charge and mass of the electron, an electrical particle of all matter . Addressing the meeting of the American Physical Society at Washington, D .C., on April 29, 1948, he expressed himself in the terms of a believer in the theory of the evolution of man and yet he said with conviction :
"There's a Divinity that shapes our ends . . . . Just how we fit into the plans of the Great Architect and how much He has assigned us to do we do not know, but if we fail on our assignment it is pretty certain that part of the job will be left undone. But fit in we certainly do somehow, else we would not have a sense of our own responsibility . A PURELY MATERIALISTIC PHILOSOPHY IS TO ME THE HEIGHT OF UNINTELLIGENCE . Wise men in all the ages have always seen enough to at least make them reverent."
Then he quoted Einstein's notable words above and went on to speak of God as the "Great Architect" and of our responsibility to Him .-New York Times, April 30, 1948 . What did an American scientist say about a "purely materialistic philosophy", and why? 7.