Thursday, April 26, 2007
Scorecard: 21 distortions, 15 half-truths, and 10 untruths
Follow the link above to read more about the hilarity that ensued when a man who believes the earth is 6,000 years old tried to make the case that intelligent design is anything more than creationist fine print and legalese.
Frank Schmidt, an MU biochemistry professor, said he counted "21 distortions 15 half-truths and 10 untruths" in Marshall’s 45-minute presentation.
"What you are doing is cloaking a narrow definition of Christianity, which I find personally offensive, as some sort of scientific truth," Schmidt said. "And that is what really hacks me off."
Schmidt questioned Marshall about whether intelligent design proposes a testable prediction, as he said real scientific theory does, or if it simply says that we can’t understand everything. When Marshall would not directly answer the question, Schmidt turned and left the
auditorium, saying Marshall should not "pretend to be objective."