Jerry Coyne is a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago. He is virulently anti-religion. He despises any hint of religion. When the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles, Calif., displayed a plaque that included the phrase “to celebrate all of God’s creatures,” he sprung into action.
Dr. Coyne was indignant:
“I recognize that Museums are strapped for funding, and do think that Nature Lab is a good thing. But I don’t think it’s worth kowtowing to religious sentiments, and polluting the nature of science, simply to get money.
“The very existence of the sign, in fact, undercuts the mission of Nature Lab: to teach people how science is done. I needn’t remind you that science is done by ignoring God, and has never given the slightest bit of evidence for the intercession of God in the origin, evolution, and diversification of life.”
As a result, officials at the Museum of Natural History removed the plaque in honor of someone who had given a monetary gift to the museum.
Dr. Coyne’s latest attack is to maintain that there is no appreciable difference between Islamic and Catholic beliefs:
“ISIS has an extreme and fundamentalist interpretation of Muslim doctrine. But in exactly the same way, dogma about the immorality of abortion, homosexuality, premarital sex, and divorce have become part of Catholicism. They are theological interpretations of scripture that appeal to some people’s sense of morality.”
Anybody with any knowledge of evolution knows that we all caught here by the most severe cruelties…