Fantasia which is neither history nor science
“The sciences dealing with the past, stand before the bar of common sense on a different footing. Therefore, a grotesque account of a period some thousands of years ago is taken seriously though it be built by piling special assumptions on special assumptions, ad hoc hypothesis on ad hoc hypothesis, and tearing apart the fabric of science whenever it appears convenient. The result is a fantasia which is neither history nor science.”
—James Conant, Ph.D. (Harvard) chemist and former President of Harvard University, quoted in Origins Research 5(2):2, 1982.