quote:How could anyone see any similarities between evolution and atheism?
So all those religious folk who put forward evolution as the only scientific explanation to explain the diversification of life on earth aren't really religious at all but are atheists?
Pope John Paul II was an atheist? Pope Pius XII was an atheist? Because both of them directly stated that the official position of the Catholic church is that evolution is the only explanation we have to explain the diversity of life on earth.
Now, the Catholic position is also that evolution explains the origin of the body but not the mind, but that's quibbling. The fact remains that the official position of one of the largest religious sects on the planet is that evolution is the only answer we have.
Yeah, but them's Catholics...they're the devil incarnate, if we're to believe Faith. What about the Anglicans? They also state that evolution is the only answer we have.
And Judaism (at least the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstrucionists).
For crying out loud, the co-discoverer of the concept of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace, believed in god.
And considering that there is a current thread in this very forum that quotes Dobzhansky ("Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution"), it is quite ironic that you're insisting that evolution = atheism since he believes in god.
And he's Orthodox Christian.
So through a simple act of observation, we trivially show your claim to be false.
The only reason to insist that evolution = atheism is if you assume that god, a being so powerful as to create the entire universe, is incapable of using evolution.
Rrhain Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time. Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.