Religious Dissent

Evolution and science in general is in opposition to any religion that believes its holy text explains the natural world. But something interesting about religion is that people tend to pick and choose. So most Hindus don’t interpret the Vedas as disallowing evolution — but the Krishna Consciousness people do. Most Christians don’t interpret the Bible as disallowing evolution — but biblical literalists do. Muslims don’t necessarily interpret the Koran as prohibiting acceptance of evolution — but some do. The Torah in the hands of the ultra Orthodox is incompatible with evolution, yet some Jews are leading evolutionary scientists. It’s inaccurate to make sweeping generalizations about religion is X.

~ Dr. Eugenie Carol Scott (1945-10-24 age:72)