I’m quite perplexed by a person whose imagination can grasp the wonders unknown and unseen of this universe, yet cannot grasp the notion of an intelligence or a consciousness higher than that of man. Why must science and religion be a zero sum game?
Because men love the darkness...
Only because some scientists think it has to be. If you're a Jew or a Christian, then you know that God cannot be observed by humans. As a result, using science to "prove" the existence of God will never work.
Most such people also refuse to have a grounded understanding of God before making claims that certain things that happen on Earth somehow "disprove" His existence. I am not saying that all scientists have to believe in God, but when they point to things like wars, violence, natural disasters and other bad things as means of disproving the existence of God, then it shows that they lack even a basic understanding of who God is, and how He operates with respect to the human world.
He’s OK with the concept of “Aliens”. Just not something as radical a concept as “Creator”. Brilliant people don’t know everything, but truly gifted people know that they don’t.
Sure he does, he just thinks he is that higher intelligence.