here that Poul Anderson's Time Patrol series is an endless source of quotations and comparisons. Here is one that we have used before:
"'As Whitehead pointed out, the medieval idea of one almighty God was important to the growth of science, by inculcating the idea of lawfulness in nature.'"
-Poul Anderson, "Delenda Est" IN Anderson, Time Patrol (New York, 2006), pp. 173-228 AT p. 196.
The idea of a single omnipotent deity can also imply that every event is caused by an arbitrary act of His will, not by natural lawfulness. Also, lawfulness became detached from the idea of a creator. See here.
Meanwhile, how many sf fans know of Whitehead only because of what Everard says in "Delenda Est"? Recently, we have twice referred to Whitehead's student and collaborator, Bertrand Russell. Logicomix (see here) shows us Russell, Whitehead and their respective wives interacting both professionally and socially. Not a small world, an interconnected one.