No. Dr. Lewontin didn't say what RR claimed he did. RR absolutely and dishonestly misrepresented what Lewontin wrote. Lewontin was warning about "just so stories" - the kind you get in evolutionary psychology by people who don't understand evolution, but would like to use it in their social science.<quoted text>
Mr Lewontin the notorious quote miner is an idiot who is still quoting Darwin out of context over a century after the fact.
He also has no idea what a religion is.
Lewontin is constantly misquoted - purposefully - by creationist liars. It's sad, but it tells us about the goals of their dishonest religion.
This is what Lewontin said in full:
""Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. "
In other words, Lewontin is saying "don't make shiit up. Use evidence."