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    Some people just don't understand metaphor. The YEC are exactly those people.

    T&R for a very funny, snarky post. BTW, Connie Willis wrote a short story called "In the Late Jurassic" which is kind of about dinosaurs evolving...into birds. It's quite good.

    English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

    by Youffraita on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:38:01 PM PDT

    •  Some metaphor is terrible (0+ / 0-)

      But that's not really what's at work here.  Setting aside the genuine numbskulls like Hovind or Haggard, the remaining luminaries are either:

      1. formerly working scientists who've decided to invest the rest of their now dead careers into apologetics,
      2. currently working scientists and engineers available for testimonials, and
      3. creationist Bill Nyes (i.e., Ken Ham) who act as communicators.

      These aren't stupid illiterates.  They've got centuries worth of faith tradition at their backs.  That they never abandon material discredited long ago that even lay critics can brush them aside should be a source of disappointment.  However, on the rare occasions they do come up with a novel attack on the consensus, experts almost always have to take the lead.  

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