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Posted by Sam Patterson on October 17, 2002 14:14:28 UTC

‘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 unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.’

Richard Lewontin said this. Perhaps you have heard of him. One of the most prominent evolutionist. He is basically saying that no matter what the evidence states, he must believe in evolution. I this that this complete acceptance of a theory, in his mind, has now turned into a religion.

Such faith is put in evolution. So many hold it to be fact. But it cannot be repeated in a lab, nor has it been seen directly. Therefore the belief in evolution requires faith. Great faith.

I've got to go now, but I'd love to debate this point further.

Sam, KC2GWX

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