From: John W Burgeson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 22 2003 - 18:09:48 EDT
I was asked off line what I meant by "Bombey." I appreciate Jan's
admonition to define new terms; my apologies.
Bombey (or Bomby) is the story of the Bombardier beetle. It was a YEC
mainstay GOG (God of the Gaps) argument 20 or 30 years ago. Duane Gish
started it, when he mistranslated a German text. It is a typical GOG
argument; Bombey mixes two chemicals together to squirt an acid spray at
a hungry predator. No way known to "evolve" to that specific biological
technology -- ergo special creation. I think Gish quit using it after
getting embarrassed at a debate -- but ICR keeps on publishing a child's
Which seems dishonest to me. But I'm sure they have their reasons.
Such actions are a large part of why ICR is called the "Liars for Jesus"
organization on my Compuserve forum.
BTW -- the sect which espoused the idea that Jesus & Mary Mag were
married and had kids together was, I think, the Cathars. Their name in
French is probably something similar to that.
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