23 July 2013

Video of the day -- the debasement of the mind

Hitchens  was right -- it poisons everything -- including, occasionally, the mind of a scientist.


Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

He's no more a "scientist" than a baloney sandwich is.

He didn't utter a single rational statement.

23 July, 2013 13:19  
Blogger Scott McGreal said...

When he said that if science contradicts the Bible, then the science must be wrong, my jaw dropped! He completely rejects the conceptual basis of science, yet goes on to say that religion gives him a "real" reason to do science, and he cannot see any other reason for it. Amazing compartmentalisation going on there.

23 July, 2013 19:43  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: The unfortunate part is that he actually is -- it's just that his own field is so far removed from anthropology and biology that he seems able to treat those completely differently, not in a scientific manner at all.

Scott: Compartmentalization is exactly it. It's an extreme case of the walling off of certain areas from rational analysis that is necessary to maintain the illusion that religion and science are compatible.

Fortunately, he's an outlier; atheism rises in prevalence as one ascends the ladder of scientific eminence (93% of members of the National Academy of Sciences who responded to a survey on the topic are atheists).

25 July, 2013 07:06  

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