<< 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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