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5. Comment #358673 by epeeist

Well, what I'd prefer is

Interviewer: Do you believe in god?
Scientist: No (Or Yes as the case may be)

Interviewer: Does it concern you that the theory of evolution contradicts Genesis?
Scientist: No, because I'm an atheist (Or Yes, if the scientist is a believer)

I mean to say just be honest. The problem is that all religious scientists are honest. They will always readily answer yes to whether they believe in god and no to whether religion and evolution are incompatible. What I'd like to see is the atheist scientists standing up to them and also clearly saying no they don't believe in god, and yes science and genesis ARE incompatible.

Edit: Changed science and evolution to religion and evolution!

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 07:15:00 UTC | #342441