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Richard G
14th February 2005, 07:02 AM

Skeptical Greg
14th February 2005, 07:24 AM
Uhhh, that would be " What some scientists say.. "

So what?

14th February 2005, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by Diogenes
Uhhh, that would be " What some scientists say.. "

"about lots of things generally unrelated to the claimed topic."

That site is the most blatent use of quote mining I have ever seen. Let's find a quote by some scientist and see if we can apply it in a way completely irrelevent to the actual subject.

14th February 2005, 07:32 AM
It's always fun to quote things out of context.
Stephen Hawking is forever talking about "knowing the mind of God" in A Brief History Of Time, but he also says flatly that "God is not necessary for the universe to exist".

Creationist tracts are fond of quoting Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins as well; always out of context.

14th February 2005, 07:51 AM
How many of them are called steve?

14th February 2005, 09:31 AM
I've now seen the light,praise be to Zeus.

Lord Emsworth
14th February 2005, 09:57 AM
What John Ankerberg should say: "Yes, I am guilty of quotemining."