The Archbishop of Canterbury is a smart, influential man. In England. Unfortunately, his words are a wash on our Fundies, who, have broadened their attack to include the big bang, not just evolutionary biology and global warming — note: that guy who claims to have a degree from Texas A&M in not-science actually never graduated, and so, doesn’t have a degree even in that.
The Archbishop calms me down slightly, and he reminds me that I need to reevaluate the enemy in this War Against Science. Look at how reasonable he is:
“I think creationism is … a kind of category mistake, as if the Bible were a theory like other theories … if creationism is presented as a stark alternative theory alongside other theories I think there’s just been a jarring of categories … My worry is creationism can end up reducing the doctrine of creation rather than enhancing it,” he said.
Yes! That’s right. Good argument. Not only is creationism not the same as base, secular science, to put it there side-by-side with godless biology would be to defile it. Okay, so he’s not exactly saying that. But really, science doesn’t purpose to say anything about religion; religion ought not to say anything about science, except maybe in fluffy theological treatises where tenuous and often wrong analogies are drawn between the two. They’re simply not in the same category. [Ah, yes, what a good word.]
I’ll leave the dead horse alone now.