Guess what’s wrong with this statement.
“Natural sciences are completely evidence-based. Natural sciences demonstrate their conclusions only by appealing to that evidence. Evidence and evidence alone is what natural science uses to determine “truth.”
Anybody know what’s wrong with those statements? Is there anyone willing to admit that there IS something wrong with those statements? No, I didn’t think so.
“As a lover of truth, I am suspicious of strongly held beliefs that are unsupported by evidence.”
Anybody know who said that? Here’s a clue. He also said, “Perhaps as many as a billion planets in the universe host life.” Still don’t know? One last clue, “Once the vital ingredient - some kind of genetic molecule - is in place, true Darwinian natural selection can follow.”
“Once the vital ingredient is in place.” It cracks me up every time I hear that.
Of course our hero and mentor Dr. Richard Dawkins made those statements. Besides me, a greater hypocrite than Dawkins would be hard to find.