A designer is unscientific—even if all the evidence supports one!

Dr Scott Todd, then an award-winning scientist in Immunology and Oncology at Kansas State University, as well as an Evangelical Christian, summarized materialist thinking:

‘Most important, it should be made clear in the classroom that science, including evolution, has not disproved God’s existence because it cannot be allowed to consider it (presumably). Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic. Of course the scientist, as an individual, is free to embrace a reality that transcends naturalism.’

Dr Todd is now President of the Evangelical international child sponsorship charity OneChild.


Todd, S.C., correspondence to Nature 401(6752):423, 30 Sep 1999.

Published: 25 February 2006