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Quote Mining Accusations

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 28, 2009 by egoeimi3

I like to post somethings said in debates about weather negative things about evolution should be allowed in Texas school books. See if this is quoting mining!

“Dateline September 10, 2003 , Texas State Board of Education Public Textbook Hearing, Austin , Texas : When asked for an example of a weakness of evolution being included in textbooks, two different pro-evolutionist witnesses responded with ‘the fossil record.’ When asked to identify the strongest evidence for evolution, another pro-evolutionist witness, responded in part, “The most overwhelming is the fossil record…”[1] Who is correct? ”

Is that a quote mine, here is the reference source.

[1] Texas Education Agency supplied transcript of the State Board of Education meeting, September 10-11, 2003 .

Check out what the WallStreet Journal says about the American country I live in.

“The Wall Street Journal reports editorially that:

A Chinese paleontologist lectures around the world saying that recent fossil finds in his country are inconsistent with the Darwinian theory of evolution. His reason: The major animal groups appear abruptly in the rocks over a relatively short time, rather than evolving gradually from a common ancestor as Darwin ‘s theory predicts. When this conclusion upsets American scientists, he wryly comments: “In China we can criticize Darwin but not the government. In America you can criticize the government but not Darwin.”[13]

How sad!