"Science and religion are often viewed as separate aspects of our beliefs and understanding. But religion is an attempt to understand the pupose of our universe and science an attempt to understand its nature and characteristics, so the two are necessarily related."

-- Charles Townes
Nobel Laureate in Physics for co-discovery of the laser and maser and member of the CTNS Board for two decades

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