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Thursday, April 01, 2010

NCSE's Eugenie Scott said, "antievolutionism is uniformly the product of religious opposition"

No, this is not an April Fools Day joke. Here is the quote in context:

To some Americans, teaching evolution is offensive to their religion, so they try to get it removed from the curriculum, or “balanced” with some form of creationism, or denigrate it as something not to be taken seriously (“theory, not fact”). To other Americans, doing any of these things promotes a sectarian religious view, and should be avoided. Courts universally have sided with the latter, properly, in my opinion, since antievolutionism is uniformly the product of religious opposition.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's weird, you posted something as though it was outlandish...and yet she makes perfect sense throughout the article...what is so confusing to you about this article?

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Joe_Agnost said...

I love that woman... she's so articulate and always on point. Great quote! Thanks!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

Eugenie Scott uses circular reasoning..."Courts universally have sided with the latter." Courts are not always correct. Also, she incorrectly states the reason why religious Americans want creationism in the public schools is because of evolution. She has an absurd obsession with all roads leading to evolution...

Saturday, April 10, 2010 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I find Michael's comment just as wierd and confusing as the top post. Maybe he needs to look up "circular reasoning", as well as "non-sequitur" and "disingenuous"

Monday, April 12, 2010 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

If "antievolutionism" means rejection of the dogma of evolution by chance and natural selection, which is what it has always meant to Eugenie Scott, then even quite a few atheists and agnostics are "antievolutionists." Eugenie peddles fraudulent Darwinist propaganda to the ignprant and the gullible.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:30:00 PM  

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