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Author Topic:   A Guide to Creationist Tactics
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Message 130 of 136 (571777)
08-02-2010 10:54 AM
Reply to: Message 129 by jar
08-02-2010 10:33 AM

Ignore the evidence
Another standard creationist tactic: they ignore evidence that doesn't comport with their religious beliefs.
Don't like the evidence that refutes the belief in a young earth? Just ignore it.
An elaboration of this technique is to deny the evidence, often using the flimsiest of reasons.
Still another elaboration is to misrepresent the evidence.
A more advanced technique in the same genre is to present phony evidence that purports to contradict the real evidence.
All are methods designed to make the evidence that refutes their beliefs "go away." But it never does.

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

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