Telling the Truth about Science and Religion

Thank you PZ Myers for telling it as it is. Science is, on a fundamental level, as incompatible with religion as truth is with bullshit.

He destroys the common belief that science and religion can support each other. Myers has no respect for people who merely compartmentalize their conflicting beliefs.

He agrees with me when I say that you either believe that evolution occurred as it is empirically observed–a natural process with no apparent direction and purpose–or you don’t. You don’t get to say that “Yahweh supervised it” or “Allah guided it,” or make any pseudoscientific and unfalsifiable assertion that somehow this process was directed to create homo sapiens in particular. Theistic evolution is a vulgar perversion of science.

There is to be no compromise on the part of science to accommodate the religious. Christians can pervert their religious beliefs, can change their interpretations of the Bible, can twist and change their positions in astronomy, geology, biology, medicine, etc. all they want. They can make Adam and Eve not literal people but metaphors for homo sapiens. They can say the flood was a myth. They can pervert their religion all they want to fit in with modern, secular science.

Scientists should never return the favor.

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Posted on April 29, 2011, in Religion, Science and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow, I thought this was going to be interesting to read, but all I got from this is that you sound depressed and mad, for someone who has it all figured out shouldn’t it be different?

    • I’m very happy. Not depressed or mad at all. And I definitely don’t “have it all figured out”.

      I thought comments were supposed to pertain to the subject matter discussed on the original post, not to analyze my psychological well-being, for which you have no idea.

      But thanks for reading my blog!

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