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dumbcountryhick's Avatar Jump to comment 68 by dumbcountryhick

The idea that you don't want to bring creationists up to the level of scientists by debating them assumes that the general public already holds scientists in higher esteem than clergy or other authority. While one might make a good argument that people should think this way the reality is that they don't. Depriving the creationist of the 'oxygen of respectability' might seem a sensible move to an educated person but to the illiterate masses it just looks as though the evolutionists are ducking out because they have something to hide.

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 02:08:00 UTC | #433612