Yes, I know that some scientists are believers in the divine. I do not subscribe to the theory that being a scientist precludes the acceptance of god/spirituality. Faith/belief in that area is a personal choice, one which, as you know I do not have. Thus my statement that I think the universe may be the result of blind chance seems reasonable to me.

However I will acknowledge that the scope and range of the known universe (and the possibilities of the unknown) are awe-inspiring!