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

Dr Scott Todd, an immunologist at Kansas State University:

‘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.’


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