To: All Msg #92, Jul1393 03:28PM Subject: hilarious hypocrisy by Henry Morris Every so oft

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From: James J. Lippard To: All Msg #92, Jul-13-93 03:28PM Subject: hilarious hypocrisy by Henry Morris Organization: University of Arizona From: lippard@skyblu.ccit.arizona.edu (James J. Lippard) Message-ID: <13JUL199316282263@skyblu.ccit.arizona.edu> Newsgroups: talk.origins Every so often I've been putting in a little bit of work on my detailed critique of Gish's _Creation Scientists Answer Their Critics_. So far I have taken four single-spaced pages to address the errors and distortions on pages iv to vi of Henry Morris's introduction to the book. Morris makes such claims as that Gish has won every debate he's ever been in (of the five I've seen or read transcripts of, he was the clear winner once, the clear loser three times, and once was a draw), that there is *no* evidence for evolution (though he goes on to list some), that Gish is "a man of high integrity ... and deep dedication to truth," and other blatant falsehoods. But the following paragraph has got to be one of the most hypocritical things I have ever read: Most of the anti-creationist books and articles take essentially the same approach. That is, they are anti-creationist more than pro-evolutionist. Most of them repeat the same anti-creationist polemics that others have used, making the same unwarranted accusations, again and again. This from the author of _Scientific Creationism_, which in its 17th printing (and probably several more by now) has yet to correct such things as his ridiculous population growth and element residence time arguments for a young earth. (And it's not like there isn't an enormous literature of pro-evolution literature out there. But where's the theory of creationism and its evidence?) Jim Lippard Lippard@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU Dept. of Philosophy Lippard@ARIZVMS.BITNET University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721

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