'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

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