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To: Al Simmons
Gould came from a family of Marxist atheists. So his views on the matter were fixed long before he became a scientist. Evolution is a theory that is religion-neutral. Therefore "evolution is anti-religious" IS a false statement.

So you think you are mind-reader and know Gould's secret motives - whatever

If there is one "pusher" of evolution that is anti-religion then it is a false statement to claim Evolution is not anti-religion. Unless you want to argue the nonsensical position that "theories have no options"

This is simple logic.

704 posted on 09/29/2006 6:42:07 AM PDT by Last Visible Dog
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To: Last Visible Dog
If there is one "pusher" of evolution that is anti-religion then it is a false statement to claim Evolution is not anti-religion. Unless you want to argue the nonsensical position that "theories have no options"

Repeating a non sequiteur doesn't make it so. Since you have a problem understanding logic, let me do the work for you:Substitute the word "Mathematics" for "Evolution." Now lets run the statement again:

If there is one "pusher" of Mathematics that is anti-religion then it is a false statement to claim Mathematics is not anti-religion.

Well, I can guarantee you that of the hundreds of thousands of Mathemeticians there will be at least one who is anti-religion.

Thus, by your "logic" Mathematics is anti-religion. In fact, virtually every single branch of science (and all other trades and professions) are also anti-religious since almost all will have at least one anti-religious adherent.

709 posted on 09/29/2006 6:54:10 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Critical Thinking"="I don't understand it so it must be wrong.")
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To: Last Visible Dog
"Examples of illogical invalid statements: Christians are not murderers Catholics are not lawbreakers Evolution is not anti-religion"

Ummm....I think I have a LITTLE experience in logical analysis, Dog.

You are comparing apples and oranges. The Theory of Evolution is NOT a person. Therefore the above analogy is invalid. The Theory of Evolution does not take any position on the existence of God or on religion.

Therefore the Theory of Evolution CANNOT be anti-religion.....it may be USED to that end by some people, but we are talking about THE THEORY here, not about THE PEOPLE who believe in it.

All clear now? You're welcome.

773 posted on 09/29/2006 12:10:56 PM 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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