The Science vs. Religion Strawman

The Science vs. Religion Straw man: Quotes from Authority

“Our teaching methods are primarily those of propaganda. We appeal without demonstration to evidence that supports our position. We introduce only arguments and evidence that supports the currently accepted theories and omit or gloss over any evidence to the contrary.” Mark Singham, Physics Today, vol. 53, June 2000, p.54

“Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion- a full fledged alternative to Christianity,” Michael Ruse, leading philosopher of science who once testified at the Arkansas equal time tria! that evolution was science and creation was religion. National Post,  pp. B1,B3,B7 May 13, 2000.

“…if you limit a teacher to only one side of anything the whole country will eventually have only one thought, be one individual. I believe in teaching every aspect of every problem or theory.” John Scopes. Scopes Monkey Trial, as quoted in The World of Biology, p.610

“Since science does not have the faintest idea how life on Earth originated…, it would be honest to confess this to other scientists, to grantors, and to the public at large. Prominent scientists speaking ex cathedra, should refrain from polarizing the minds of students and young scientists with statements based solely on beliefs.” Yockey. Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol.91, p.13, 1981

“…And biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on a unproved theory-is it then a science or a faith? Belief in the theory of evolution is thus exactly parallel to belief in special creation..” L.H.Matthews, introduction to the 1971 edition of The Origin of Species

“Just as pre-Darwinian biology was carried out by people whose faith was in the Creator and His plan, post-Darwinian biology is being carried out by people whose faith is in, almost, the diety of Darwin.” Colin Patterson, senior paleontologist BritishMuseum of Naff. Hist in The Listener, Leith, p.392,10-8-81

“Evolutionists have worked hard to keep alternative theories of origins out of science classrooms…How interesting, indeed, that evolutionists might think the evidence for creationism is more compelling,,.”

Wiiiiiam Provine, evolutionist, Prof, of science and philosophy, CornellUniversity, Biology and Philosophy, 8:123, p,113


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One Response to The Science vs. Religion Strawman

  1. markho says:

    I notice you’re from a Russian speaking website, Nikolas. Are you fluent in both Russian and English?


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