David Barton seems to think that more than 90% of members of the National Academy of Sciences aren’t good scientists because they don’t “fear the lord.” Citing Proverbs 1:7, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” he declares:
We used to believe it was the beginning of knowledge. If you wanted to be a good scientist, you had to start with the fear of the lord, that’s where your knowledge can grow…And that’s what happens with a secular approach to education. If we start leaving God out of anything at all, education becomes a frustration.
Well sure. I mean, look how it destroyed the academic careers of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and thousands of other atheists. And how it impeded the scientific careers of Carl Sagan, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and 94% of the NAS membership. The real authority on science is this dishonest dipshit with a worthless degree from Oral Roberts University in Christian education.