Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Reiss: When Religion is Science and Science is Religion

Evolutionist and Anglican Priest Michael Reiss has a new paper with the misleading title "The Relationship Between Evolutionary Biology and Religion." One might think, given the title, that Reiss' paper discusses the relationship between evolutionary biology and religion. That is, after all, what the title says. How refreshing that would be--a paper that discusses the various religious influences in evolutionary thought

Unfortunately the paper is about no such thing. Reiss carefully explains how it is that the evolution skeptics are religiously motivated while evolution itself is all about rock solid scientific evidence. In other words, the scientific problems with evolution are actually religious, and the religious mandates for evolution are actually scientific. This is the standard evolutionary defense.

Religion drives science and it matters. You can read more at the Truth in Science blog.