It totally is.
That said, I also won't pretend to believe the old saw about atheists and foxholes. Even in my dark times, I was ready to return to the oblivion from which I emerged. My only real faith is that we live an infinitely-large and ever-expanding universe. I find this idea starkly beautiful. The various theoretical conclusions one could make on that assertion are equally stunning, and a large part of my inspiration as a writer. If scientific progress doesn't make you reel with the possibilities, however distant, you are--to quote a meme--doing it wrong.
Oh, and to be clear, I'm well-aware that creativity is likely nothing more than a response to unnaturally low levels of latent inhibition, a flaw in the brain. I don't consider myself special, and if the article is to be believed, it may only be a matter of time before I'm either a bundle in the corner or a stain on the wall. As the great bodhisattva Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, "So it goes."