The faith of the evolutionist

From WND:

“We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so-stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.”
– Richard C. Lewontin, Alexander Agassiz Research Professor at Harvard University

I’ll be interested to know how the Panda’s Thumb apologists attempt to explain that one away, given that it cuts the legs out from under their insistence on the impartiality of science and supports every doubt that evolutionary skeptics have had about evolutionary apologists for decades.