On Sunday, February 12th 2006, hundreds of Christian churches celebrated their faith in Evolution instead of The Bible by celebrating Evolution Sunday.
"Evolution, akin to religion, involves making certain a priori or metaphysical assumptions, which at some level cannot be proven empirically." - science philosopher Dr Michael Ruse. "The science side has certain metaphysical assumptions built into doing science, which—it may not be a good thing to admit in a court of law—but I think that in honesty that we should recognize, and that we should be thinking about some of these sorts of things."
"Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. . . . Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today." - Michael Ruse, scientific philosopher, Darwinian and atheist.
"For my own part, the sense of spiritual relief which comes from rejecting the idea of God as a supernatural being is enormous… Darwinism removed the whole idea of God as the creator of organisms from the sphere of rational discussion." - Sir Julian Huxley, evolutionist and biologist.
"After having chided the theologian on his reliance on myth and miracle, science found itself in the unenviable position of having to create a mythology of its own: namely, the assumption that what after long effort, could not he proved to take place today had, in truth, taken place in the primeval past." - Dr. Loren Eiseley.
"Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic." - one professor at the Department of Biology, Kansas State University.
Evolution as religion