From neurosurgery pioneer Wilfrid Trotter (3 Nov 1872 – 25 Nov 1939):
The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein, and resists it with a similar energy. It would not perhaps be too fanciful to say that a new idea is the most quickly acting antigen known to science. If we watch ourselves honestly, we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated. I have no doubt that that last sentence has already met with repudiation—and shown how quickly the defense mechanism gets to work.
Some of us enjoy asking, just for fun, what would cause a follower of unguided evolution to think it must be guided in some way? (nothing, no type of evidence) What would cause the crowd at BioLogos to reject some specific tenet of strictly unguided, Darwinian evolution? (anything? any specific tenet?)
Darwinians discovered the Truth in the 19th century and their truth will never disappoint them.
Trotter’s collected papers (1941).
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Hat tip: Timothy Kershner