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To: tacticalogic
The author asserts that "Darwinism is first and foremost a weapon against religion". There is no objective evidence provided in the article in support of such an assertion, and it appears to be a purely subjective determination.

That is not true - the author provides some evidence in the form of a quote from a famous evolutionist. You do understand you are trying to argue against somebodies qualitative option. While I don't agree with everything is the article, you do seem to be misrepresenting what it says. Try using quotes. You have yet to provide supporting evidence for your claims.

699 posted on 09/29/2006 6:17:59 AM PDT by Last Visible Dog
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To: Last Visible Dog
That is not true - the author provides some evidence in the form of a quote from a famous evolutionist.

Do you consider a quote from one evolutionist, who was in no way involved in the development of the theory, to be definitive proof of the validity of conclusions drawn about the theory and the motives of it's authors? The quote from the evolutionist is no better than the evidence upon which it is based, and that evidence is not there.

I understand I am arguing with someone's qualitative opinion. What is it in the article you disagree with, and on what basis do you disagree with it? You've implied that I have no basis to disagree with anything he's said unless I possess at least equal credentials in biology and theology.

701 posted on 09/29/2006 6:29:33 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Last Visible Dog; All
To dispell some of the mystery about the late Dr. Gould:

He came from a family of old-line Marxist agitators, he was raised to be an atheist, and he took that belief in with him when he became a scientist.

So its not science that turned Gould into an atheist; atheism is a belief that he had previously, which he tried to further justify through his science.....

768 posted on 09/29/2006 11:48:11 AM PDT by Al Simmons (Finding God does not excuse you from using the analytical part of your brain... that He gave you....)
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