26th March 2010

“It is shameful that the president of the premier science organisation in America has endorsed a prize for conflating science with religion, indeed, has nominated someone for doing the best job of blurring the boundaries between science and faith. The job of the NAS president is to promote rationality, not pollute it with superstition.”

Jerry A. Coyne

11 Responses to “26th March 2010”

  1. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Partial context:
    http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/guardian-article-on-national-academy-and-templeton/

  2. Atheist MC Says:

    As PZ Myers pointed out at Pharyngula

    Imagine that a well-funded astrology organization were to establish a prize awarding a good chunk of money to a scientist who best affirmed the validity of astrology, all as part of a campaign to bestow a whiff of credibility to the belief that the position of the stars at the time you were born influenced your fate. Astrologers certainly want to pretend that they are scientific, so it’s exactly the kind of thing many of them would love to do; their only problem is that real scientists would laugh them away, and they certainly wouldn’t get the support of any of the major scientific institutions.

    The reason is of course that it is religion and it’s America where religion always gets more respect thn it deserves.

  3. tech Says:

    Atheist Its getting harder and harder to give you respect of any kind.Its seems that respecting someone its not within means. Well buddy that works both ways.

  4. tech Says:

    Someone quoted yesterday there is power in knowledge.That maybe true because God knows all and yes he is all powerful.

  5. Holysmokes Says:

    And how do you know that about your god Tech? Are you just spouting off, or do you have evidence to back up your comments?

  6. John Says:

    Does your god talk to you? Are your just mouthing what some vested preachers tells you to say and think or are you “hearing voices… again”?

  7. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    “has made a profound contribution to the science-religion dialogue.” Hogwash! This is a fairy tale. The only “profound” contribution that is possible to the science-religion dialogue is one which totally and utterly separates them. Science is real and religion is imaginary. This is not an opinion. It is, along with gravity and evolution, a “theory” which is irrefutable.

    Those who disagree do simply err in their judgment and intellect. I invite anyone who disagrees to step forward with any form of evidence that supports the existence of a god or gods.

    BAT

  8. The Heretic Says:

    Oh, you know those theists with their circular logic. They prove something that is unproveable by stating that one just need to look everywhere and at everything for the proof. Whatever! These people would fail Logic 101.

  9. solomon Says:

    Science correlates with true religion(there are true and false religion) like a tune of a song, always in harmony.Those who defy it are misguided fools like our friend above.The Evolution theory is a Hoax, can easily & have been refuted.To Hell with Logic 101, it have no significance whatsoever.

  10. Holysmokes Says:

    Solomon seems to have misplaced his helmet again.

  11. John Says:

    Bat-shit, comes to mind…