Every chemical reaction has a transition state.

— Derek Barton

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God is Truth. There is no incompatibility between science and religion. Both are seeking the same truth. Science shows that God exists.

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The first serious applications were in triterpenoid chemistry.

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Many transition states have a well-defined preferred geometrical requirement.

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It does not seem, however, that organic chemists were much worried about barriers to rotation in organic molecules in general at that time because there was no technique available to demonstrate the phenomenon experimentally.

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I do not believe that the present flowering of science is due in the least to a real appreciation of the beauty and intellectual discipline of the subject. It is due simply to the fact that power, wealth and prestige can only be obtained by the correct application of science.

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The observations and experiments of science are so wonderful that the truth that they establish can surely be accepted as another manifestation of God. God shows himself by allowing man to establish truth.

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