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Disingenuous or deceptive? December 30, 2008

Posted by rationalskeptic in Society and Culture, Supernatural.
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Lets redefine some terms

Lets redefine some terms






Answers in Genesis is a Christian website dedicated to defending biblical literalism. Every time a check their site I am blown away by one or two things: deception or dis-ingenuousness. 

P.Z. Myers sums it up very nicely:

“It’s true, I do have some presuppositions. I think that explanations should deal with as much of the evidence as possible; they should avoid contradictions, both internal and with the evidence from the physical world; they should be logical; they should make predictions that can be tested; they should have some utility in addressing new evidence. It’s not too much to ask, I don’t think. “Darwin” is not one of my presuppositions, however. Charles Darwin provided a set of explanations that, after some modification, meet my criteria. I am quite prepared to throw Darwin out, however, if a better explanation came along or if evidence that contradicted his ideas were discovered.”

Or better yet, read the blog: