Thanks, I try not to be the authoritarian. That would defeat my purpose on this forum.<quoted text>
Thank you for NOT sounding like a "know it all", especially about subject matter of OPINION rather than absolute "fact".. that of which most of us weren't even around to have any sort of personal interaction with to even begin to ascertain anything with such reckless, pompous nothing but "arrogance of certainty" of nothing but ones OWN opinion on a subject.
In other words, rational, sane, logical and therefore, relate-able.
Pleasure reading it.
However, Darwin and Einstein do have a cult status. Whereas Darwin abruptly dismisses religious importance, Einstein kind of marketed it in an ambiguous way. It's probably a working class thing to revere them in that fashion but as long as it's a postmortem thing, I suppose that it's OK. Kind of like they way they commemorate people on postage stamps!
I think it's Charles Idemi who has brought up Einstein the most. For the most part, the Evolution crowd considers Einstein irrelevant to the debate. With that in mind, I think they've been keeping the context real, not doing the cult thing. This thread has been going on long enough that you may not have seen that context.