Scott describes her upbringing as "liberal protestant" but now identifies as a secular humanist and a nontheist.
Here are a few quotes from Eugenie Scott:
- "When they say 'teach the controversy' - their ringing phrase - they want us to pretend to students that scientists are arguing whether evolution took place. This argument is not taking place."
- "Not many appreciate the ultimate power and potential usefulness of basic knowledge accumulated by obscure, unseen investigators who, in a lifetime of intensive study, may never see any practical use for their findings but who go on seeking answers to the unknown without thought of financial or practical gain."
- "I never say that evolution is a fact. Evolution is a theory. It's much more important than a fact because theories explain things."