Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Henry Margenau
This is the fourth in a series of four letters exchanged between Henry Margenau (1919-1997), a professor of physics at Yale
University, and Anfinsen. In this final letter in a series between the two scientists on the relationship between science
and religion, Anfinsen expands on his original response to Morgenau's sixth question in the opening letter of the series.
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1989-03-28 (March 28, 1989)
Anfinsen, Christian B.
Reproduced with permission of Libby Anfinsen.
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Letter from Henry Margenau to Christian B. Anfinsen (June 1988)
Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Henry Margenau (June 28, 1988)
Letter from Henry Margenau to Christian B. Anfinsen (March 13, 1989)
Thank you for your letter of March 13 and your kind words about my small contribution to your anthology. I can think of little
more to add to my final point having to do with the nature of God and the existence of God. I feel that this is a subject
that can really not be discussed in an intelligent way. Clearly, an all-powerful, all-knowing entity must exist to explain
our existence. Furthermore, unless we abolish the concept of infinity, creation and eternal re-creation must be the pattern
of the universe in which we live. It seems obvious that no one will ever understand what is really going on and that the best
we can do is to relax and enjoy it.
I look forward very much to seeing your final collection.