Good Analogy in Dawkins' to Combat Creationists' 'Gap in the Fossil Record' Argument
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03-12-2012, 08:41 PM
RE: Good Analogy
When I explained (well, tried to explain) the gaps in the fossil record to my mother, I used Dawkins' hypothetical murder as an inspiration.

I told her that looking for every last piece of the puzzle would be like demanding proof that the killer moved across floor-board #1, floor-board #2, floor-board #3, and so on, as he moved across the room toward his victim. Which, of course, would be absurd when we already have DNA evidence, his bloody shoe-prints, his motive and a parking ticket putting him in the area at the time of the murder.

It's an incredibly pathetic demand on the part of the creationist to insist he's innocent until such unecessarily detailed evidence is presented.

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RE: Good Analogy - Misanthropik - 03-12-2012 08:41 PM
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