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Greene spoke condescendingly at points, especially considering the forum in which he was appearing. He, and I'm afraid sometimes Krista as well, falls victim to the fallacy that expertise in one field implies competence in another.

It is clear that he has any training, basic understanding, or even interest in learning about the theological concerns he took on. That's fine, but then he should develop the grace to defer.

If puzzle-solving satisfies something akin to a personal need for him or other scientists, then that is wonderful. But neither he nor we should be deceived into thinking that such an endeavor specially qualifies him in the fields of philosophy, theology, or ethics.

Krista, why do you keep giving this kind of overweening scientism a platform? At least toss them a real challenge now and again.