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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Ed Brayton states opinion as fact

Ed "It's My Way or the Highway" Brayton tries to give the illusion of broad knowledge and even omniscience by frequently stating opinion as fact. For example, he says,

(quoting Larry Moran)" If students entering university have already made up their minds that evolution should be rejected, then that's a serious problem. It's not a question of ignorance. Those students have made an active decision to choose superstition over science."

This, of course, is nonsense. The average 18 year old, even ones who have gone through advanced biology in high school, know virtually nothing about evolution. There is no active choice going on with these students. In most cases, there is little more than a vague notion that evolution means no god and therefore must be wrong. That is the primary reason why most people reject evolution, it has nothing at all to do with weighing two sides on the basis of the evidence and choosing one.

Ed cites no studies to support any of his above extraordinary statements.

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Anonymous Voice In The Wilderness said...

> Ed Brayton tries to give the illusion of broad knowledge and even omniscience by frequently stating opinion as fact. <

You seem to be confused. It is you who constantly do this. Ed seems to be stating fact as fact.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 3:25:00 PM  

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