Clarence Darrow in "Absurdities of the Bible"
"Of course it is not reasonable to expect the Fundamentalist
mind to hold anything approaching a real and adequate conception
of science; to have any knowledge of scientific methods of
investigation; any understanding of the scientific attitude; any
appreciation of the scientific spirit; or any respect for the
integrity of the scientific mind. Indeed it is the inability to
do these things that leaves the unfortunates exposed to the
Fundamentalist blight. It is the ability to do these things that
distinguishes intelligent persons from Fundamentalists.
quot;Everybody, excepting the Fundamentalist, understands that
science -- and its application through the arts -- has been the
sole means of elevating a portion of the race from a primitive,
universal state of savagery to its present stage of culture. Had
all men relied on faith alone -- using the term in its
theological sense -- the whole race would have remained fixed in
a permanent condition of savagery."