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  • Creationism: God's gift to the ignorant (Religion bashing alert)

    05/25/2005 3:41:22 AM PDT · by billorites · 2,677 replies · 25,022+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | May 21, 2005 | Richard Dawkins
    Science feeds on mystery. As my colleague Matt Ridley has put it: “Most scientists are bored by what they have already discovered. It is ignorance that drives them on.” Science mines ignorance. Mystery — that which we don’t yet know; that which we don’t yet understand — is the mother lode that scientists seek out. Mystics exult in mystery and want it to stay mysterious. Scientists exult in mystery for a very different reason: it gives them something to do. Admissions of ignorance and mystification are vital to good science. It is therefore galling, to say the least, when enemies...