'Any argument that asserts that 'God did it' is a sign of a lazy mind'.
Peter Atkins by trade is a British chemist and Fellow of Lincoln College Oxford.He has published numerous popular chemistry textbooks such as Physical Chemistry and Molecular Quantam Mechanics. In addition, he has published a number of mainstream science textbooks such as Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science and On Being.
Perhaps just as famously, Atkins is a renound and prolific atheist. When asked for his view on the existence of God by Rod Liddle, he answered simply "Well it's fairly straightforward: there isn't one'. He has debated numerous public figures such as William Lane Craig and Mehdi Hassan on the topic of religion as well as appearing on a Channel 4 documentary 'the Trouble with Atheism'.
'One of the more boisterous and outspoken of the Oxford atheists'. - Peter May