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Ah, Creationists

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyOct 31, 2009 3:28 PM

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The audio from "To the Point" is now up, so you can listen to my dust-up with the creationist from AIG--Terry Moretenson--and see what you think. I think I handled him well, but there are so many more things that might have been said. For instance, I wished I'd set aside purely scientific matters and remarked upon how intolerant it is for some Christians to contend that their particular scripture--to which not all of us subscribe--is a science manual. Basically, this means that if they're right, those of us who aren't Xians aren't capable of scientific knowledge about the origins of the world and so on. That's not just wrong, it's offensive. In any case, I didn't expect to encounter a full-on creationist on the show--but it does get your juices flowing. About a year or so after Republican War on Science came out in 2005, I was growing pretty tired of debating the anti-evolutionists, the anti-global warming folks, and so on, because intellectually, it just isn't that stimulating. So I went off and tried to do some more interesting things--but it is cool nevertheless to go back to the roots now and again. NOTE: AIG refers to "Answers in Genesis," not the much despised insurance company....

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