Ã¢â‚¬Å“The world needs to wake up from the long nightmare of religion. Anything we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done, and may in fact be our greatest contribution to civilisation.Ã¢â‚¬Â –Steven Weinberg, NYT, 21nov06
“Scott describes herself as atheist but does not discount the importance of spirituality. . . . In her earnest, soft-spoken voice, she tried to explain to parents and teachers [in Kansas] that science and evolution are not anti-religion. ‘Students don’t have to accept evolution,’ Scott frequently has said. ‘But they should learn it — as it is understood by scientists.'” –Monica Lam, Profile of Eugenie Scott, SFC, 7feb03
Question: Whom do you prefer, the straightforward Weinberg or the smarmy Scott? Is this a loaded question?