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By: Fredric Rice
To: Doug Lee
Re: Josh McDowell
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SM> Bullshit. This is more regurgitated Josh McDowell BULLSHIT.
dl> Ok. Who's this Josh McDowell guy?
I know Sean will probably answer but... Josh McDowell is believed by
Creationists to be the best 'scientist' ever to come along to defend their
occult beliefs. The fact that McDowell doesn't employ science is besides the
point: McDowell tells them it's science and, like good slaves to men, they
believe it, every word.
McDowell sells himself across the country talking to his wind-up slaves yet
never once making the mistake of actually debating his occultism with
scientists on scientific grounds and merits. He has published mythology books
to support the Christanic mythologies dear to Creationists and has engaged in
conspiracy mongering (though without the black helicopters so beloved by most
conspiracy mongers of late) to explain-away the lack of scientific evidence.
REAL scientific evidence, I mean. "Noah's" magic boat has been found, you
see, but Evil Atheistic Communist Cabals of Scientists are covering-up the
He was once as ignored as all the other Creationist cult masters who came down
the pike until Christanics started to actually express their beliefs that the
bill of goods he was selling them is actually science. Since he was becoming
responsible for rapeing children's minds in schools to the point where the
child was left with incorrect beliefs about science, the better educated
grudgingly started to debunk some of his biggest woppers.
Eventually scientists decided that they had best make a concerted effort to
squelch the unscientific and occult nonsense he was spewing - even though it
is known that no person so unfortunate as to be brought up to believe in the
Creationist occultism would never bother with the truth.
McDowell's ocultism was published in several conspiracy books purporting to be
science and they have all been soundly debunked by many scientists. The
arguments McDowell made have all been seen before in the past 200 years and
there was nothing new; nothing that needed debunking which hadn't already been
soundly debunked a million times before by real scientists.
His worse bit of occultism was "Evolution: Evidence that demands a verdict."
The book is a monumental fabrication and collection of all the grandly
debunked occult beliefs and superstitious dreds Creationists can muster.
Several books written by real scientists have simply addressed each outrageous
claim one by one and shown McDowell to be a liar and a dishonest ignorant.