If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I wrote a comment about the religious implications of evolution at a Oklahoma news website.

Letter to the Editor: Intelligent design is magical thinking

"Intelligent design is a form of magical thinking."

All religious beliefs, including intelligent design creationism and the god fairy itself, are beliefs in magic. There's no magic in the universe therefore all religious ideas are childish nonsense.

Evolution is a natural process that demonstrates every god ever invented was never necessary. If magic isn't required to explain the origin of species then it's ridiculous to invoke magic for anything else.

Moogle of Tulsa pretends natural processes are magical. This kind of breathtaking stupidity has disgraced our country long enough. It's about time to ridicule the science deniers until they learn how to shut up.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
-- Charles Darwin

If the history of science teaches us anything, it is that what conquers our ignorance is research, not giving up and attributing our ignorance to the miraculous work of a creator.
-- Jerry Coyne

Science is a philosophy of discovery, intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

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