Prophet of Science–Part Two: Arthur Holly Compton on Science, Freedom, Religion, and Morality
The second part of this essay discusses Arthur Holly Compton’s religious activities and beliefs, especially his concept of God. Compton gave a prominent role to natural theology, stressing the need to postulate “an intelligence working through nature” and using this to ground religious faith. At the same time, this founder of quantum mechanics used Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle against the widespread view that humans are trapped in a mechanistic universe that permits no freedom of action.
Davis, Edward B., "Prophet of Science–Part Two: Arthur Holly Compton on Science, Freedom, Religion, and Morality" (2009). Biology Educator Scholarship. 217.