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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 28 2013,08:20   

Principle #9: Check if the author deliberately misrepresents others' views.

Caroline Crocker, paraphrasing Brian Alters to illustrate Principle #6 (emphasis in original):
Only 50% of the American public "believe" in evolution. Could only be for one of three reasons. 1) Scientific illiteracy, 2) Religious illiteracy, or 3) The activity of the "large...powerful...very effective" anti-evolution industry. Brian Alters, Chapman U,

What the article actually said (emphasis added):
Alters gave three main reasons for widespread misconceptions about evolution in the United States.

(Also, Principle #10: Beware the ellipses!)

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