Backward Collars


Jun 27 2005
From time to time it is instructive to read the comments of those opposed to even acknowledging the possibility of a Creator.
 
"One notable nonprofit organization with a unique strategy is the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) of Oakland, California run by Dr. Eugenie Scott, an anthropologist and longtime foe of junk science in general and anti-evolutionists in particular. With a very small staff and budget, the NCSE has successfully participated in efforts against multi-million dollar funded opponents like the Discovery Center, the Institute for Creation Research and Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis. The NCSE approach is to offer up, in legal battles to keep religion out of the public classroom, the voices of the many mainstream religious organizations which have no problem with the concept of biological evolution. According to Dr. Scott, 'One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day!' The NCSE also supports the teaching of evolution in public schools through a collaboration of working scientists and science teachers" (Stuckas, "Fundamentalist Christianity's Fight for Survival: A Failing War Against Science and Reason," http://www.eadon.com/phil/zkenspeevol.php).
 
Source for Scott quote: "Research in Science and Theology," April 2002, Vol. 2, No. 8, T.J. Oord and E. Stark).