Fw: Re: the rest of the quote...was: More Tinroad6g Lies
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From: Todd S. Greene
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 9:35 AM
Subject: [coCBanned] Re: the rest of the quote...was: More Tinroad6g Lies
What Terry Benton is demonstrating is that he is quoting scientists
out of context and misrepresenting them deliberately, because he knows
he's misrepresenting them, which is precisely why he has deliberately
refused to answer the very specific questions that you took the time
to post to him about the quotes he gave, Rick. All the word games he's
been playing since then have been for the very purpose of pretending
it's okay for him to ignore the actual context of their statements.
This also is another example of how egregiously hypocritical these
fundamentalist preachers are. In their rhetoric they'll cry up and
down how it's wrong for religious people to take Bible verses out of
context and misrepresent them, but when it comes to taking statements
by scientists out of context and misrepresenting what they're talking
about, young earth creationists have turned quote mining into a business.
- Todd Greene
--- In coCBanned@yahoogroups.com, "w_w_c_l" <w_w_c_l@...> wrote:
> --- In coCBanned@yahoogroups.com, PIASAN@ wrote (in part):
> > Since Rick seems to know what the "missing" context is,
> > maybe he has the material and will be so kind as to
> > present it here.
> Yes, I already have it, and will certainly present it.
> I'm busy today in the outside world.
> The first thing to keep in mind -- and you can verify
> this from Terry's rhetoric in these posts -- is that
> he is still pretending the FACT of evolution and the
> THEORIES used to explain it are one and the same.
> He is pretending that a quote saying that Darwinian
> "gradualism" is not well-supported in the fossil record
> EQUALS saying that the FACT that the life forms on
> Earth have changed over the course of hundreds of millions
> of years is not supported by the fossil record. I have
> pointed this out several times.
> Notice the care he takes to always talk about the
> "general theory of evolution" as if showing some
> vague and unspecified part of one of the theoretical
> aspects is not supported by fossils, that means the
> whole thing is false.
> I have explained this to Terry numerous times -- he is
> doing this deliberately. You can get rid of all the
> theories about evolution completely and we will still
> be left with layers of sedimentary rock several thousand
> feet thick that conclusively prove that the life forms
> on Earth have changed dramatically over the course of
> several hundred millions of years.
> If Terry doesn't like the "theories" that explain that
> *fact*, which falsifies his young-earth creationism,
> no big deal -- "gradualism", "punctuated equilibria",
> whatever... HOWEVER evolution happens, his young-earth
> creationism is still false and is indisputably shown
> to be false by the fossil record. That is why he has
> to pretend that these quotes talking about theories
> are in some way evidence against the FACTS.
> Rick Hartzog
> Worldwide Church of Latitudinarianism
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