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Originally published in Creation 6, no 2 (November 1983): 17.
‘Scientists are accustomed to lack of knowledge. It is their aim to steadily reduce that lack. To suppose that because we don’t know we must assume a “Creator” is to give up the game to settle for ignorance.’1
‘I am an atheist, out and out—I don’t have the evidence to prove that God doesn’t exist, but I so strongly suspect he does not that I don’t want to waste my time.’2
Both of these statements1,2 were made by an arch-enemy of creationists, scientist and science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. His irrational atheism, the reason for his opposition to creationism, showed quite plainly in these two statements that the argument over creation/evolution is not about facts. When it comes to science, Asimov claimed to be interested in reducing the lack of knowledge, but when it comes to God, Asimov preferred to remain ignorant. And let’s not forget that this is exactly what Asimov was—deliberately ignorant. He was always interested only in the facts which suit him, not in all the facts, as is plainly shown in these two quotes.