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Wesley R. Elsberry

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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2002,14:25   

One of the staples of the antievolution movement is the deployment of "quotations".  When one examines the antievolutionary literature, one will note a relative superabundance of quoted material within it.  Closer examination will reveal that many of these supposed quotations are quoted out of context, have been edited to adjust their meaning to something in line with the argument the antievolutionist wants to make, are from "experts" of dubious reputation or from long ago, are patched together from widely separated sentences in the source, or otherwise fail to accurately reflect the intent and meaning of the author.

In this thread, I would like people to contribute examples of misquotations deployed by antievolutionists.  This should include the citation of the misquotation (who deployed the quote and where), the misquotation itself, and the original quote with sufficient context to show that the antievolutionist did indeed engage in misquotation.

I'll also encourage people to contribute such examples to my quotation database at this URL.

Additonally, people are directed to Michael Hopkins's Quotation and Misquotations FAQ at the TalkOrigins Archive.

"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

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