Friday, November 21, 2008

Freethought Quote for the Day

"I have yet to see a successful prediction about the physical world that was inferred or extrapolated from the content of any religious document. Indeed, I can make an even stronger statement. Whenever people have used religious documents to make detailed predictions about the physical world they have been famously wrong. By a prediction I mean a precise statement about the untested behavior of objects or phenomena in the natural world that gets logged before the event takes place."

--Neil DeGrasse Tyson, "Holy Wars" in Kurtz, Science and Religion: Are they Compatible? pp. 74-75.

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