"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Monday, January 23, 2017
I wrote this for a "The magic man did it" retard at the Wall Street Journal.
The difference between scientists and the religious reality deniers is scientists never invoke supernatural magic to solve scientific problems.
One of the advantages of being a normal person, aka atheist, is we don't have a reason to give up and say "The magic man did it." Atheists, who by the way are vast majority of the best scientists in the world, and even the rare religious scientists if they are competent, would never give up and say god did it. That's not science. It's called being lazy. Invoking a god fairy's magical powers is for people who have no curiosity. Curiosity is what makes scientific progress possible. Being lazy, giving up, and invoking a god, contributes nothing.