Are Creationists “Anti-Science”? No says Evolutionist

Posted by Chris Parker
Jun 29 2006


Photo: Ronald Numbers

“Some anticreationists may be having second thoughts about the Darwin-in-your-face strategy.

Portraying evolution doubters as backwoods flat-earthers and fundamentalists who want to destroy science isn’t accurate, said pro-evolution science historian Ronald Numbers in a recent PBS interview.

When asked by the PBS interviewer if the evolution war represents another science vs. religion split, he said:

To me, the struggle in the late 20th Century between creationists and evolutionists does not represent another battle between science and religion because rarely do creationists display hostility towards science.

If you read their literature, you’ll rarely come across an anti-scientific notion. They love science. They love what science can do.

They hate the fact that science has been hijacked by agnostics and atheists to offer such speculative theories as organic evolution.

So, they don’t see themselves as being antagonistic to science any more than many of the advocates of evolution – those who see evolution as God’s method of creation – view themselves as hostile to Christianity.”

“That’s a remarkable admission for someone who had recently signed on with Elliot Sober and other staunch anticreationists in a “call to action” against intelligent design.”..

Immediate Source of Quotation & Comment:  CreationEvolution Headlines




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