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Archbishop William Temple
(15 Oct 1881 - 26 Oct 1944)

English theologian and writer who became Archbishop of York (1929-40) and for the last two years of his life, Archbishop of Canterbury (1942-44).

Science Quotes by Archbishop William Temple (4 quotes)

I prefer a God who once and for all impressed his will upon creation, to one who continually busied about modifying what he had already done.
— Archbishop William Temple
Attributed. As stated in W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter, Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (2005), 575.
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It may be that in the practice of religion men have real evidence of the Being of God. If that is so, it is merely fallacious to refuse consideration of this evidence because no similar evidence is forthcoming from the study of physics, astronomy or biology.
— Archbishop William Temple
In Nature, Man and God: Being the Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of Glasgow in the Academical Years 1932-1933 and 1933-1934 (1934), 11.
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Science has its being in a perpetual mental restlessness.
— Archbishop William Temple
From 'Poetry and Science', in W.H. Harlow, Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association (1932), Vol. 17, 12.
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The simple and plain fact is that the scientific method wins its success by ignoring parts of reality as given in experience; it is perfectly right to do this for its own purposes; but it must not be permitted by a kind of bluff to create the impression that what it ignores is non-existent.
— Archbishop William Temple
In Nature, Man and God: Being the Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of Glasgow in the Academical Years 1932-1933 and 1933-1934 (1934), 51.
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