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Not all scientists are atheists, not all atheists are scientists.
Don't you think "atheist" is such a loaded word?
Quote from: Don_1 on 28/01/2010 23:18:16Not all scientists are atheists, not all atheists are scientists.According to Set Theory, that means some atheists are not atheists and some scientists are not scientists.I wonder if anyone will take the bait.
Science can say nothing about a creator.
you can use science as evidence of God. Some people do. It was popular a couple of centuries back to do so. It still is, in the form of Intelligent Design.
Francis S Collins, MD PhD, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, said:QuoteI am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views. Myself, I grew up with both religion and science, I deeply appreciate them both, they serve two separate purposes in life, I wouldn't want it any other way, and I find very little conflict with them. For people who do see a conflict with it, American author F Scott Fitzgerald said:QuoteThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.This is what the Psychologists call compartmentalization. Just a thought. Thanks for comments. Joe L. OganI do it all the time. For example, I think I'm a scientist, but no one will hire me. 
I am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
I'm saying that "speciation" (and "species"!) are still very much fuzzy matters ... even for (or, especially for) evolutionary biologists. And this is where "popular science" peddled by the media and schools differs from the "tire-meets-the-road science". As I said somewhere else on this forum, real scientists will admit that there's plenty of wrinkles and gaps in science.
The science one conducts in the laboratory has almost nothing to do with any religious belief.
QuoteDon't you think "atheist" is such a loaded word?Yeah I do, usually you call someone by what they practice instead of what they don't practice. You don't call someone who doesn't collect stamps a non-stamp collector, you don't call a christian a hinduism rejectionist.