Quote of the Day (Daniel Radosh)

If science is the search for answers, creationism is the elimination of questions (Daniel Radosh, Rapture Ready! (New York: Scribner, 2008) p.286).
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13661140168255152202 Jonathan

    I simply don’t get why the issue seems to be creation v. evolution. Why aren’t there any camps in the middle of these views, let alone more that simply support both. If science is the search for answers than why would a true scientist criticize or rebuke another who is seeking a different path to answer of the same question? I’m often just baffled at the shouting match from both sides and why it is such a heavy debate.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    Jonathan, there are indeed many camps in the middle. One of the biggest disservices done to public understanding of the interface of science and religion is the impression given by atheist scientists who understand their atheism to be a result of their scientific inquiry on the one hand, and religionists with a similar either/or approach in the young earth creationist and intelligent design camps. There is a lot of middle ground, and most of my entries about science and religion on this blog seek to explore it! :)