Rush Limbaugh, Creationist

Charles Johnson5/20/2009 12:46:40 pm PDT

re: #903 moonflower

If you read that whole excerpt, at the end Rush advocates combining evolution and I/D - that God created life initially, but evolution brought us where we are today. That we are given the gifts of yearning for liberty and freedom by our creator (like in the Declaration of Independence). I think the point is making is that some people want to totally discount God entirely.

I really don’t see much wrong with that point of view. Read the whole excerpt.

There is a huge amount wrong with that point of view. “Intelligent design” creationism is not science, and there is simply no way to “combine” it with evolution. Science is about finding natural explanations for natural phenomena — and you don’t advance science by saying, “At this point, God stepped in and performed a miracle.” What do you do with that kind of viewpoint? How does it contribute to scientific knowledge?

It doesn’t work like that, and it never will.

Religion and science are two separate domains, and “combining” them is nothing more than an attempt to subvert science.