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I'm on board with the Holocaust denier analogy. Comparing evolution deniers to Holocaust deniers is an emotionally loaded attention getter that will start people thinking. We do not allow Holocaust deniers equal time in an educational forum because, at a fundamental level, their story is one of lies and deception. Likewise, the lead evolution deniers use lies and deception to push their own political agenda. Decent and thoughtful people should be outraged by any such forms of dishonesty and manipulation.

The arguments by evolution deniers for equal time should not provoke sympathetic feelings for fairness but rather disgust at their deceptions, in the same way that most people feel disgust about Holocaust deniers.

It is also noteworthy that there are likely disproportionately very few atheist Holocaust deniers, but rather fringe Christians or perhaps not-so-fringe Muslims.

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 23:11:00 UTC | #391294