Friday, August 05, 2005

Immutable Science That Dare Not Be Questioned

A David Limbaugh column about Bush's statement re:the teaching of the ID/Darwinism controversy. Column contains these quotes from scientists:

"Our willingness," confessed Lewontin, "to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to understanding the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for the unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment to materialism. … materialism is absolute for we cannot allow a divine foot in the door."


[T]he prestigious Russian biologist Vladimir L. Voeikov said, "The ideology and philosophy of neo-Darwinism, which is sold by its adepts as a scientific theoretical foundation of biology, seriously hampers the development of science and hides from students the field's real problems."

[Please, no comments from the Darwinist peanut gallery about quote mining. Heard it. A million times. Doesn't hold water with me. Bug someone else.]

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