For an assignment, my philosophy of science professor had us read Phillip E. Johnson's "Evolution as Dogma: The Establishment of Naturalism" and then answer the following question:
What is Johnson's support for asserting that evolutionists who claim that God did not intervene in the creation of the variety of biological species are making a philosophical claim?
While he does initially argue that the evidence in support of evolution is minimal, Johnson focuses his attack on naturalism, which is, of course, the root of the sort of evolution he is arguing against. Throughout the paper, he repeatedly refers to the fact that the theory of evolution would crumble if naturalism were called into question because it would supposedly allow room for the possibility of a creator. This led me to ask myself: is science, which evolution is presented as a manifestation of, inherently naturalistic? Can science be science exclusive of naturalism? Perhaps as a result of the very dogmatism Johnson describes, I simply cannot imagine science without the properties of naturalism.