I think this is a great example of the religification of science. It is the claim of some scientist in response to hearing that a pro-ID scientist was denied tenure at Iowa State University: When one looks into the background of this pro-ID scientist, one sees that he has published many peer reviewed papers (not on ID), so he understands science perfectly well. It then follows that above quote demonstrates a distorted, religious view of science. I think people who turn science into a religion may believe that they are supporting science, but are actually damaging it. Luckily in Europe(which is where i live), science seems to be less infected with such religious ideas, but of course this may change in the future, since religions can quickly spread.