Re: Why?/Re: Answersingenesis

Date: Sat Apr 07 2001 - 02:34:36 EDT

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    Dave wrote:

    << I have a question related to Kerr's defense of YEC. Some years back I was
     with a group when Jerry Albert told us that he had been present with
     other scientists before a public lecture by one of the creationists who
     admitted to the group that the second law of thermodynamics does not
     exclude evolutionary development. Yet when he made his presentation, he
     told them that evolution is impossible because of the second law.
     I don't recall exactly who noted it, though I think it may have been
     Burgy. One of the creationist speakers, again before the lecture,
     admitted that the extension of the observed secular decrease in the
     magnetic field of the earth to establish a maximum age for the planet was
     fallacious, yet presented the useless argument to the unsophisticated
     I am confident that others can add to the number of similar events. I can
     understand that the hoi polloi will spread error. Urban legends are at
     least hard to kill. But these are people who have admitted that something
     is not true yet present it as truth. What do you call them?>

    I think there are genuine instances of this deceit; and I think they should
    be collected and publicized. But, there must first be solid documentation.
    Added to to this could be their using quotes out of context. If anyone has
    solidly documented instances of deception like this, I would like to see it.


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