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Old 02-28-2010, 09:35 PM
popcorn_karate popcorn_karate is offline
 
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Default Re: Science Saturday: Inside the Mind of a Creationist (Ronald Numbers & Paul Nelson)

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Originally Posted by bjkeefe View Post
Late last July:
this part:

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"He has the legal right. But it's not judicious to argue publicly, as the most important scientist in the US, that there is scientific evidence for God. Imagine, for example, the outcry that would ensue if Collins were an atheist and, as NIH director, published a collection of atheistic essays along the lines of Christopher Hitchens's The Portable Atheist, but also arguing that scientific evidence proved that there was no God. He would, of course, promptly be canned as NIH director."
Is dead on.

Ideally, we would get to a point where an atheist NIH director publishing a book wouldn't get him fired, and Collins wouldn't get fired either.

admittedly, that seems a long, long way off. such a long way off that I wouldn't mind seeing Collins canned.
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