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And after that may hours of intensive questioning you, me or Lawrence Krause likely wouldn’t have done any better. But the ‘science fiction’ remark was for humor, rather than an endorsement. Nobody questioned Rothschild’s remark of “I didn't take your deposition in the 1500s, correct?” So I guess except for Behe, humor is allowed.
By the way, a good characterization of Judge Jones was in the Nova flick. He spent quite a lot of his time smiling, but he often had that puzzled look as he perused the in flowing data. At the end of the day, he would have flunked a ten minute quiz.
I’ll repeat it for those that may have missed it:
You don’t base the veracity of a yet unexplored field of study by grilling a working scientist, and then later quote mine his words on the Internet, and then bring up and laugh at an apparent miscue (above), or cite humor as fact.
That trial made fame, fortune and big bucks for many, not to mention honorary degrees and a ranking in the 100 Most Influential People [Time Mag 2006], and multiple paid speaking engagements for Judge Jones. But for the rank and file, the working engineers and scientists, and the populous in general, no, science took a step backward.
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