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Phoenix42's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Phoenix42

I still wonder whether debating these people really helps! Here's a personal view:

My parents are Christians and they look at the occurance of debates such as this. They see there's a debate and assume, fairly naturally, that there's a genuine split between two groups of scientists. They don't care for the details, listening to the arguments etc. The argument from authority is all they need - the preacher says ID is correct and they see the debates as evidence that scientists are changing their world-view.

Edit: don't get me wrong. I'm very grateful to the various scientists who stop their research and teaching to refute this kind of nonsense. But, I wonder what the overall goal of engaging is!

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 10:49:00 UTC | #114394