“Scientists who utterly reject evolution may be one of our fastest growing minorities.
Larry Hatfield in Science Digest
To what was Mr. Hatfield referring?
A two page ad with the banner, “A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism” The ad included the statement, “We are sceptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”
The seven hundred scientists and professors from Cambridge, Standford, Cornell, Yale, Rutgers, Princeton, Purdue, Berkeley and others, biologists, chemists, zoologists, physicists, anthropologists, molecular and cell biologists, bio engineers, organic chemists, including the director of the Centre for Computational Quantum Chemistry and scientists from the Plasma Physics Lab at Princeton, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory - all these and more brought forth the courage to state categorically that the philosophy of materialism lacks credibility.
As more and more problems with Darwin's theory have arisen, atheists are trending toward cutting him loose. "We don't need Darwin anymore," is the new refrain. This in the same manner as, "We don't need a cause for the beginning of the universe."
“Science has become identified with a PHILOSOPHY known as materialism or scientific naturalism. This philosophy insists that nature is all there is, or at least the only thing about which we can have any knowledge. It follows that nature had to do its own creating, and that the means of creation must not have included any role for God.”
Phillip E. Johnson