DNA pioneers lash out at religion

DNA pioneers lash out at religion

I am appalled to see such faulty logic applied to this issue by respected scientists.

Speaking recently, Mr. Crick, 86, said: “The god hypothesis is rather discredited.” His distaste for religion, he said, was one of his prime motives in the work that led to the 1953 discovery.

  1. There is no “God Hypothesis”, because there is no way to test it
  2. There is no “No God Hypothesis”, because there is no way to test it.

In short, this is a mockery of the scientific method.

Mr. Crick, a Briton, says that because many of the claims made by religions over thousands of years have proved false, the burden should be on them to prove the claims they make today, rather than putting the burden on atheists to disprove the existence of God.

This, again, is a mockery of the scientific method. In fact, the cardinal difference between religeon and science is that science accepts that it is wrong. Often and gladly. The entire purpose of science is to determine what we are wrong about. Making a blanket claim — there is no God — based on zero falsifiable experiments is frankly, a religious statement.

“Archbishop Ussher claimed the world was created in 4004 B.C. Now we know it is 4.5 billion years old. It’s astonishing to me that people continue to accept religious claims,” said Mr. Crick. “People like myself get along perfectly well with no religious views.”

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If you accept the logic of this pair of old deluded frauds, then science is — by their logic — a sham.

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