Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man.
The above quote is from a letter by Albert Einstein to a young girl who asked if scientists pray, and what for!
From a recent Brain Pickings article.
See also Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein’s Letters to and from Children
The rest of the above quote continues thus:
In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is surely quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.
Interesting answer I felt. I’d like to have read that earlier in my life.