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|Quote (Lou FCD @ Nov. 27 2011,17:34)|
|Quote (Cubist @ Nov. 27 2011,17:46)|
|Do your Creationist buddies really want to say that real scientists fabricate their experimental results?|
um, you do realize that Creationists accuse scientists of fraud and dishonesty on a regular basis, don't you?
AFAICT, Creationists tend not to explicitly, directly accuse scientists of fraud; the standard schtick (again, AFAICT) is to make some kind of statement or argument which is critically dependent on an unspoken presumption that scientists are frauds. Such as, just to pick a random example, the experiment is designed; therefore, the results are designed. It's not an explicit accusation of malfeasance, so it's not slander, right? Basically, it's the same old 'word magic' bullshit that Creationists indulge in so damn often. I suspect that most Creationists don't even realize what they're doing when they make veiled accusations of fraud/sleaze/turpitude... which is why it can be effective to drag such implicit accusations out into the cold, hard light of day where everybody can clearly see them for what they are.