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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Desperate Darwinists play with words to promote Darwinism

-- from an interview for ScienceNews:
Interviewer: So you urge scientists not to say that they “believe” in evolution?!

Eugenie Scott: Right. What your audience hears is more important than what you say.… What [people] hear is that evolution is a belief, it’s an opinion, it’s not well-substantiated science. And that is something that scientists need to avoid communicating.

You believe in God. You believe your sports team is going to win. But you don’t believe in cell division. You don’t believe in thermodynamics. Instead, you might say you “accept evolution.”

However, "belief" does not necessarily mean blind faith. Should the expression "seeing is believing" be changed to "seeing is accepting"? Should John 20:29 be changed as follows: "Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed accepted: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed" ?

Darwinists have also played with the word "theory." Darwinists object to the idea of calling evolution a "theory" because the colloquial meaning of "theory" is a "guess" or "hunch." So in the new Florida standards for science education, the Darwinists defined "scientific theories" as being "well-supported" and "widely accepted," but that is ridiculous -- there are strong scientific theories and weak scientific theories. The dumb Darwinists have only added to the confusion about the meaning of "theory," particularly "scientific theory."

Another example of Darwinists playing with words is their oxymoronic term "intelligent design creationism." This term creates confusion because intelligent design and creationism are distinct because the former is based on scientific observation and reasoning whereas the latter is based on religious sources. Darwinists don't even explain why they find it necessary to add the term "creationism" to "intelligent design" if they think that there is no kind of ID that is not creationist.


Quote of the day:
" "If man evolved from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys?’...That’s probably the second most common question I get on talk radio."
-- Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, in interview for ScienceNews

I wonder what the most common question is.

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