As a general rule, those who are convinced they are free of metaphysics are those who are most beholden to metaphysics. P.Z. Myers, for example, wrote in the LA Times that he is “pretty certain that if there were an all-powerful being pulling the strings and shaping history for the benefit of human beings, the universe would look rather different than it does.”
That is a religious claim.
But when I pointed this out an evolution professor accused me of deception and asserted that Myers made no such religious claim:
see what the charlatan has done here: Myers said "IF there were an all-powerful being..."
But the confidence man's trick was to turn that conditional into a non-conditional statement. Keep you eyes out: It's his chief modus operandi.
No metaphysics committed here by Myers, once you peek behind the curtain.
The hypocrisy just keeps on coming. Evolutionists make religious arguments that mandate evolution, they accuse others of what they do, and when you point it out they just bring more empty accusations and denials. In this case, the evolution professor attempts to hide the religion with the fallacious argument that Myers argument is not a religious claim because it is a conditional. Of course that makes it no less of a religious claim. Religion drives science, and it matters.