Friday, February 01, 2008

Creationism - Analogies and Metaphors

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From: "Emo Holes"
Date: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:53 am
Subject: Analogies and Metaphors

I've always been a stickler for puns and the like

The Creationists use some famous Analogies and Metaphors in their persistant misrepresentation of science and I have been developing some way of countering these.

It would be good if we do do a survey and form a picture of how well known these analogies are and what the general public takes them to mean. I would like to start this off by asking the people here about two of them:

Without doing a Google search, please answer the following questions about:

ANALOGY 1) Monkeys, Typewriters and the works of Shakespeare.

ANALOGY 2) A Whirlwind/Tornado in a junk yard assembling a Boeing 747 jet.

Q1) Have you heard anything about these analogies?

Q2) If so what have you heard?

Q3) Are the analogies helpful or misleading?


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