Robert Laughlin's quote has been taken out of the context of his scientific philosophy. He was addressing the issues raised in the "The End of Science." His intent was to remind scientists to keep an open mind no matter how much proof exists for a particular theory. His intent definitely was not to support the theory of ID. He would find ID to be even more limiting than Darwin's theory.
As far a Newton goes, one can only speculate about how he would revise his quote if he lived today. I suspect he would be a tad less dogmatic about creation.
posted on 05/22/2007 12:46:33 AM PDT
by Jeff Gordon
("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
To: Jeff Gordon
Oh, so Newton would bow to political correctness, eh? How nice of you to speak for him.
For the record, Newton studied the Bible daily and “religiously.”
As for the Laughlin quote being “out of context,” that’s a canard. Whenever evolutionists don’t like a particular quote from a respectable person, it is “out of context.”
I did not claim that Laughlin advocates ID. I actually don’t know where he stands on the matter. But his quote stands perfectly well on its own, whether you like it or not.
posted on 05/22/2007 10:55:06 AM PDT
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