Sunday, May 22, 2005

Faux Balance

There is no reason to do yet another story on the nut jobs in Boone County who think the Earth is no more than 10,000 years old. Someone at the Enquirer has the hots for Ken Ham and the fundie sheep he tends.

This story makes an attempt to present the opposing view of creationism, but it is done in a style that puts creationism on an equal foot with evolution. That is a faux type of balanced journalism, something FOX news is famous for. In science there are facts. Evolution uses facts to form its basis. Creationism uses religion. Treating these as though they are both credible concepts creates a cover of validity to Creationism that it does not deserve. It would be like giving equal time on a panel discussion on pedophilia to NAMBLA.

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