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The Christian B. Anfinsen Papers

Title:
Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Henry Margenau pdf (44,241 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Henry Margenau
Description:
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.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (44,241 Bytes)
Date:
1989-03-28 (March 28, 1989)
Creator:
Anfinsen, Christian B.
Recipient:
Margenau, Henry
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Libby Anfinsen.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Religion
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Henry Margenau to Christian B. Anfinsen (June 1988) pdf (89,071 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Henry Margenau (June 28, 1988) pdf (108,317 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Henry Margenau to Christian B. Anfinsen (March 13, 1989) pdf (49,349 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 4
Unique Identifier:
KKBBHH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1965-1999
SubSeries: Chronological Files, 1965-1999
Folder: 1989 March-May
Transcript:
28 March 1989
Dear Professor Margenau:
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.
Best regards.
Sincerely yours,
Christian B. Anfinsen
Professor of Biology
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2012-08-03
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