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Kenneth Miller

Biology Professor, Christian

Kenneth R. Miller is a biology professor at Brown University. He is the author of Finding Darwin's God, which proposes a reconciliation between Evolution and Christianity.

Kenneth Miller's Opinions


No, it can’t. The existence of a supreme being simply is not a scientific question. A supreme being stands outside of nature. Science is a naturalistic process and can only answer questions about what is inside nature. Beyond that it’s a matter of personal belief.
01 Jan 2004    Source

Miller proposes that God set the world in motion and nature is evolving just as planned. "We cannot think of God as a part of nature. God is the reason for nature," he explained.
29 Feb 2008    Source

Is there any possibility within the limits of science as we know it, that this earth is between 6000 and 10000 years old? The answer is no, not unless somebody has fooled with the laws of chemistry and physics. ... To accept that the geological evidence could tell us that the earth is as old as it is and yet that the Earth was actually created 6000 years ago requires that [the] creator [is] a charlatan, and I don't reject that on scientific grounds, I reject that on theological grounds.
18 Aug 2008    Source

The [Tiktaalik] is one of the most vivid transitional fossils ever discovered. It had well preserved scales on its back and web fins just like a fish. It has a flat head with eyes on top which is an early amphibian characteristic and it had actual limbs to support the body. You couldn't get a better intermediate if you tried. ... The more fossils we dig up, the better the evidence we have for this evolutionary transition.
07 Nov 2008    Source

The [Dover Area School Trial] demolished any contention that this thing called Intelligent Design is a legitimate scientific theory. ... it showed how thoroughly we could show that Intelligent Design is a religious doctrine masquerading as science.
07 Nov 2008    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

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World's Largest Encyclopedia
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Barack Obama
United States President
100% agreement / 2 opinions

The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
100% agreement / 2 opinions

John Clayton
Christian Teacher
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Christian Encyclopedia
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Andrew Sullivan
Journalist, Author
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
50% agreement / 2 opinions

James Randi
Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Skeptic
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Steven Novella
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Russell Humphreys
Creationist Physicist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Austin Cline
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Paul Z. Myers
Biology Professor
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Deepak Chopra
Inventor of Quantum Healing
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Amanda Marcotte
Blogger, Author, Feminist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Seth MacFarlane
Animator, Writer, Creator of Family Guy
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Kenneth Miller's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Kenneth Miller typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Agree Does God exist?
High Disagree Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?
Medium Disagree Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?
Low Disagree Is the Earth approximately 6000 years old? (as opposed to 4.5 billion)

Projected Opinions

Kenneth Miller's projected opinions are opinions Kenneth Miller is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Neutral Should abortion be legal?
Medium Agree Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
Medium Neutral Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is the death penalty acceptable?
Medium Mostly Agree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Medium Disagree Did the US Government play a part in the 9/11 attacks?
Medium Mostly Agree Should psychoactive drugs be legal?
Medium Agree Should the Kyoto protocol be adopted?
Medium Agree Is God just?
Medium Agree Is there life after death?
Medium Mostly Agree Should homosexual couples be able to adopt kids?
Medium Mostly Disagree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Medium Neutral Should research on stem cells from human embryos be banned?
Medium Mostly Disagree Should the United States have Universal health care?
Medium Mostly Disagree Are gun control laws a serious breach of civil liberties?
Medium Agree Should the US close Guantanamo Bay?
Low Disagree Does homeopathy work?
Low Mostly Disagree Should prostitution be legal?
Low Agree Should the world embrace nuclear energy?
Low Agree Is hope good?
Low Neutral Is suicide morally acceptable?
Low Neutral Should euthanasia be legal?
Low Neutral Can the military presence in Afghanistan help create democracy?
Low Neutral Is it legitimate for the US to label their enemies "terrorists"?
Low Disagree Does astrology work (is personality correlated with the positions of celestial bodies at birth)?
Low Mostly Disagree Is homosexuality natural?
Low Mostly Disagree Do the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks?
Low Agree Should flag burning be legal?
Low Agree Are our enemies innately evil?
Low Disagree Should atheists directly challenge religious beliefs?
Low Neutral Should the burka be banned?
Low Agree Are spiritual experiences evidence of the supernatural?
Low Mostly Disagree Is politics a waste of time for ordinary citizens?
Low Mostly Agree Is monogamy natural for humans?
Low Mostly Agree Is marriage a good thing?
Low Disagree Is trying to "change the world" foolish?