The Rest of the Story

Recently, I was interviewed by CNN reporter Lisa Sylvester for a brief news story regarding Congressmen Paul Broun’s comments about origins. CNN aired only a tiny snippet of my comments. So it seems appropriate to give a more detailed summary here.

By way of background information, Dr. Paul Broun, Jr. is a U.S. Representative from the State of Georgia. He has a science background with a degree in chemistry and is also a medical doctor. He serves as Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Dr. Broun is also a devout Christian and biblical creationist. This of course upsets evolutionists who have tried so hard to dupe the public into believing that creation is somehow unscientific. It is hard for evolutionists to maintain their facade that all educated “scientific” people believe in evolution when Dr. Broun is such an obvious counter-example (as are many others).

When speaking at a church several weeks ago, Dr. Broun pointed out that evolution isn’t true, and that the earth is young. He is right of course. The science certainly confirms biblical creation and a young earth, as we have repeatedly demonstrated. Dr. Broun also pointed out how a belief in evolution can dissuade people from receiving Christ. He mentioned that such secular notions are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” That’s certainly true. And it was perfectly appropriate for Dr. Broun to discuss the spiritual implications in this church setting. But of course, the secularists complained about this and hyped it as if Dr. Broun had said something inaccurate.

CNN opted to do a short segment on the reaction to Dr. Broun’s comments. And being ever vigilant in its journalistic obligation to present the truth in as unbiased fashion as possible, CNN interviewed both a creationist and an evolutionist to get their respective reactions. They interviewed Bill Nye to give his evolutionary perspective. And CNN requested a representative from ICR to present the creation view. I was happy to accommodate their request. Lisa asked very good, appropriate questions, and interviewed me for somewhere between 5-10 minutes.

But when the story aired, not all the facts were presented accurately. Indeed, many of the things that were claimed were things that I had specifically refuted in the interview. It’s almost as if the story had already been written, and they just wanted a short sound bite from a token creationist. (I know you’re probably thinking, “Not CNN! That would be journalistically irresponsible!”) Apparently, it’s always a shame when inconvenient facts get in the way of a perfectly good story. Anyway, I will here respond to some of the specific claims made in this news segment.

A conservative member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee is drawing fire after his own fire and brimstone denunciation of some major scientific theories.

No. Broun hasn’t denounced any scientific theories. He has merely denounced unscientific conjectures – evolution and the big bang. And he was right to do so. Even if CNN doesn’t want to endorse the biblical position, it would have been nice for them to at least be a bit more objective. Broun was criticizing evolution and the big bang. Those are the facts regardless of what side of the debate a person favors. So why didn’t CNN just report the facts?

Lisa Sylvester has been looking into this story for us. Lisa, what’s going on here?

LISA SYLVESTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi there, Wolf. You know people often talk about religion and politics as being two of the most contentious subjects, well this next story has a little bit of both.

SYLVESTER: Athens Clark County, Georgia, has a population of about 100,000, home of the University of Georgia. The town is represented in Congress by one of its most conservative members, Paul Broun. Representative Broun has a 99 percent conservative rating from the American Conservative Union. When it comes to faith, Broun disputes everything science says on how the earth and humans came to be.

Students of logic will recognize Lisa’s blunder here. She has committed the fallacy of reification in giving science personal, concrete characteristics. Science does not “say” anything. It is a conceptual tool – a procedure for testing certain types of propositions. It is not a person that can have an opinion on something. Moreover, Broun disputes nothing that can be scientifically demonstrated to be true. What we do understand about science today is perfectly consistent with biblical creation. I mentioned this to Lisa in the interview and gave some specific examples: information in DNA, irreducible complexity in living systems, and evidences for a young earth. Why did CNN ignore this in favor of an inaccurate statement?

Listen to him from this speech at a sportsman’s banquet last month at the Liberty Baptist Church.

BROUN: All this stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell.

It’s a perfectly accurate statement by Broun, and certainly appropriate for the setting.

SYLVESTER: And once more Broun says the earth is only 9,000 years old…

We believe that 6,000 years is a better estimate. But Broun is in the right ballpark. I mentioned to Lisa a number of different lines of evidence that confirm the biblical timescale. Among others, the fact that c-14 is found in virtually everything that has carbon in it, regardless of how deep it is found in the fossil layers – yet c-14 cannot last even 1 million years. With a half-life of only 5730 years, it is a strong confirmation of a young universe. There is no known way to “recharge” the c-14 in deep rock layers, because cosmic rays do not penetrate, and the c-14 nuclear cross section is many orders of magnitude too small to be recharged by other radioactive elements that are found in the earth. Isn’t it unfortunate that none of these facts made it in to CNN’s story?

which lines up with some Christian’s literal approach to interpreting the Bible.

I find it comical when people talk about some Christians taking a “literal approach to interpreting the Bible” as if that were unnatural. How many other history books do people interpret in a non-literal way? Imagine someone arguing, “We all know that the War of 1812 was fought millions of years ago – except of course for those strange people who interpret their history books literally!”

The video has now gone viral. People shocked that Broun who is a medical doctor and sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is challenging what the scientific world has deemed to be fact.

I’m not “shocked” at all that an intelligent, educated person recognizes the problems with evolution and the big bang. Dr. Broun is part of that “scientific world” as are many creationists. He challenges nothing that can be demonstrated by the methods of science. So once again, the CNN report just isn’t quite up to par when it comes to accuracy.

BILL NYE: It’s very much like saying you think the earth is flat. It’s not flat. You can show that, you can prove that to yourself.

Ah yes. No evolutionary diatribe is complete without a reference to creationists being like those who believe in a flat earth. Here Bill Nye repeats the old false analogy fallacy by conflating observable science with absurd conjecture. The roundness of the earth (which is Scriptural – Isaiah 40:22, Job 26:10) can be confirmed by the methods of observational science. Can particles-to-people evolution be demonstrated today? Of course not. If Bill Nye thinks that evolution can be proved, then let him prove it. So far, no one has been able to do that.

To claim that it’s 9,000 years is not off a million years. It’s off by a factor of a million. It is extraordinarily wrong.

Here Bill commits the fallacy of begging the question. He seems to want to prove how wrong creation is by pointing out that it is very, very different from the evolutionary age estimate. But this argument presupposes that the evolutionary position is true – which it isn’t. I could just as well say, “Bill Nye’s position is not off by a million years. It’s off by a factor of a million! It is extraordinarily wrong!”

SYLVESTER: TV personality and scientist Bill Nye says the earth is 4.5 billion years old. Nye says we know that because of something called radiometric dating that determines the age of meteorites and asteroids.

Apparently, Mr. Nye is not at all familiar with the RATE research conducted at ICR, nor the assumptions involved in radiometric age estimates, nor the general unreliability of radiometric dating when it is tested on rocks of known age. When Lisa asked me about radiometric dating, I mentioned all of these things. Apparently those facts were not compatible with the story CNN had prepared.

We can also look at fossils…

Fossils are fantastic evidence that there was a worldwide flood. Most fossils are marine fossils, and yet they are found on land. Many of these still contain preserved soft tissue, which would be totally unreasonable if they were millions of years old. I mentioned this to Lisa in the interview. Why was this not mentioned in the story? I don’t expect the folks at CNN to automatically agree with my claims. But it would have been nice if they would have at least objectively reported them.

…and the layering of the earth…

This is also consistent with the worldwide flood. Most of the Earth’s surface is covered with sedimentary rock – the kind of rock deposited by water.

… and dinosaurs are believed to have roamed the earth 225 million years ago.

Belief is not evidence. Children believe in the Easter Bunny, but that doesn’t lend any support at all to the position. The evidence (soft tissue in dinosaur fossils, evidence of rapid deposition of the rocks which contain these fossils, historical records of people encountering dinosaurs, dinosaur petroglyphs, and so on) is consistent with dinosaurs living at the same time as people; it confirms the biblical timescale.

Still many in the country brush aside the empirical evidence.

Yes. They are called “evolutionists.”

A Gallup poll finding 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism, 32 percent believing in evolution but guided by God and 15 percent in atheistic evolution.

A subtle, but common question-begging epithet is committed here. Did you notice that “creation” has an “-ism” attached to it (as if it were merely a belief) whereas “evolution” does not? But factually, it is the reverse. In adding the “ism” the sentence becomes awkward since creationism is a belief – specifically “a literal belief in the biblical account of Creation” according to the American Heritage dictionary. So essentially the phrase becomes: “46% of Americans believe in a belief in creation.” “Believing in a belief” seems grammatically redundant and awkward. Even evolutionists believe in creation-ism; that is, they believe that there exists a belief in creation.

Jason Lisle is an astrophysicist who represents a group trying to debunk conventional scientific wisdom and prove creationism.

What?! I certainly am not out to debunk anything scientific. I mentioned to Lisa in my interview that we at ICR love science, and our research team is comprised of many Ph.D. scientists. I pointed out that it is the creation worldview that makes science possible, and that evolutionary notions are contrary to the principles of science. This was the context for the quote they used below. So why did CNN choose to misrepresent our position? The report also does not mention by name “The Institute for Creation Research” though I mentioned it several times in the Interview. To their credit, CNN did at least post the name on the video feed at the bottom during their brief clip of me.

Again, the silly use of “creationism” makes for an awkward and inaccurate closing. No Lisa, we are not trying to prove a “belief in creation.” Nor are we really even trying to prove creation. Creation has already been proved (see my book “The Ultimate Proof of Creation”) and we are simply making people aware of this fact. We continue to show how the evidence from science lines up with what the Bible teaches.

JASON LISLE, INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH: The idea that the universe is sort of is a big cosmic accident, well if that’s the case, then why would it obey laws like E equals MC squared. That’s kind of convenient, isn’t it? I mean if it’s just a big accident why would it obey nice neat mathematical laws that the human mind can understand. It doesn’t make sense for it to just be a big explosion. It makes sense that it was created by the mind of God.

On the positive side, they did quote me accurately, and did not take my comments out of context. On the negative side, why did they not air any of the footage where I dealt with the specific claims that were made? Why did they not air the clips where I listed particular instances of scientific evidence that confirms creation? I gave concise sound-bite answers that would have been perfectly suitable for dealing with any of the claims brought up in the story. Yet, these were not shown. It’s almost as if the folks at CNN didn’t want people to be informed that creation researchers have thoroughly refuted the claims made by evolutionists. (But of course, that would be poor journalism.)

SYLVESTER: Two people we talked to in Representative Broun’s home town of Athens capture that split in views.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think anyone who is overtly and strongly Christian in our neo pagan age is going to get backlash.

True. Jesus took an overtly strong Christian position in His earthly ministry to a pagan world, and He certainly got some backlash.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don’t think that someone who is in a high- ranking of power should say something like that.

Why? Broun’s comment was (1) accurate and (2) perfectly appropriate to the setting. If Dr. Broun had been speaking to a group of scientists on the scientific problems with evolution, then it might have seemed unusual or out-of-place to address the spiritual implications, even though they are true. But what’s wrong with addressing these issues at a church? Secularists have already attempted to suppress all freedom of speech for Christians to talk about the Bible in every other setting: “Keep that stuff in church.” Now they get upset when these things are mentioned in church!

SYLVESTER: Now, we’ve reached out to Representative Broun’s office, but they say he is not available.

Christians are verbally assaulted and misrepresented all the time in our culture. It would be counter-productive to respond to each attack. Besides, what guarantee does Broun have that CNN would give him a fair interview? For example, would they edit down his interview so that they only air five sentences? If so, then it would probably be just a waste of Broun’s time to go on the program.

The only thing that they did add though was that Broun was speaking off the record to that large church group about his personal beliefs on religion. But, if that is indeed true, well that wasn’t obvious to the church because this Liberty Baptist Church, they have posted Broun’s full remarks on their church Web site and on their Facebook page — Wolf.

It isn’t clear to me why Lisa thinks that this is inconsistent. Public officials are human beings too, and they have a right to have a life beyond the office. If more elected officials were consistent Christians like Dr. Broun, and began running our country according to the principles set forth in Scripture, then our nation would be in much better shape! Psalm 33:12.

BLITZER: Lisa, tell me a little bit more about this Gallup poll you cited. What — 46 percent believe in creationism.

Actually, essentially 100% of Americans believe in creation-ism. That is, virtually everyone believes that there exists a belief in creation. The 46% figure apparently applies to those who believe in creation, not creation-ism.

SYLVESTER: Yes, you know this poll was just done last June and we’ve seen this sort of consistently and it’s something to keep in mind because people will hear these comments that Representative Broun saying that he believes in the strict interpretation of the Bible, …

There it is again – the “strict interpretation of the Bible” as if this were somehow an unnatural position. Language is always interpreted in a literal way unless there are good contextual reasons to take it another way. The folks at CNN expect us to take their words literally, yet they don’t extend the same courtesy to God.

essentially that the world was created in six days, but there are actually a lot of people in this country and that poll captures that 46 percent that believe in creationism.

They believe in creation, not creationism.

There is also a substantial about a third of the country believing in sort of this middle view, which is, you believe in evolution, you check the box, yes, believe in evolution, but you believe that that evolution was guided essentially from a higher power that you believe in the big bang theory but something had to give that spark.

In a way, this is the worst position because it attempts to mesh two diametrically opposed philosophies. Theistic evolution has a god who isn’t quite powerful enough to simply create what he wants, but must take billions of years of gradual, inefficient tinkering to get things to eventually work out. Evolution is a merciless and gruesome concept of the strong destroying the weak, and gradually changing due to genetic mistakes – most of which result in disease or death, but a handful of which “improve” the organism. That’s certainly not consistent with the God of Scripture. So if you’re going to believe in evolution, okay, but don’t blame God for it!

So there you have it. That’s the rest of the story – including the many points I made that were conspicuously left out of the CNN segment. If this is what passes for journalism at CNN, it makes me wonder how accurate many of their other stories are.

About Dr. Lisle

Dr. Jason Lisle is a Christian astrophysicist who writes and speaks on various topics relating to science and the defense of the Christian faith. He graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He then earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Lisle specialized in solar astrophysics and has made a number of scientific discoveries regarding the solar photosphere, including the detection of giant cell boundaries using the SOHO spacecraft. He also does theoretical research and has contributed to the field of general relativity. Since completion of his research at the University of Colorado, Dr. Lisle began working in full-time apologetics ministry, specializing in the defense of Genesis. He has written a number of articles and books on the topic. His most well-known book, The Ultimate Proof of Creation, demonstrates that biblical creation is the only logical possibility for origins. Dr. Lisle wrote and directed the popular planetarium shows at the Creation Museum, including “The Created Cosmos.” He now works as director of research at the Institute for Creation Research.
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36 Responses to The Rest of the Story

  1. Micah says:

    Thanks Jason. They dont mind interviewing you and splicing what you said to fit their needs but ask to have a public debate with them and you get “Its not worth our time.”
    *Sigh*

  2. I think you maybe need to fix one of the spellings of Broun’s name. It is spelled differently in paragraphs 1 and 2….I’ll read later, thanks for posting.

  3. Jeremy Davis says:

    Thanks for your very complete analysis and even a couple of laughs in there. I didn’t realize the implication of someone putting -ism meaning a belief in and how that effects the grammatical correctness of the statement. Excellent point!

    This is why I follow your blog, to get awesome insight into your very intelligent and straightforward points that show the truth.

  4. Eddie Staples says:

    Thanks for sharing. Be encouraged!

  5. Jacob Howard says:

    Hi Dr. Lisle,

    I don’t know how you can handle all of this! It would drive me nuts to be treated like this. But, I know where you receive your strength and that is reassuring to me.

    Anyway, I really want to right a News Analysis on this incident for my school’s blog so everyone can know the story. Do you think you could give me some of the quotes that were left out? Also, I will like to ask you some questions about this whole thing after my publisher approves my story. I will get working on that and if you can let me know about answering some questions. . . that would be great!

    Thank you for standing for the truth!

    In Christ Jesus alone,

    Jacob Howard

    http://www.alreadyanswered.org

    • Dr. Lisle says:

      Hi Jacob,

      I’m really not upset at CNN. I just thought people should know more about the surrounding events. I regret that I did not think to audio record my own interview so that I could give exact quotes later. But you are welcome to use anything in this article for your school blog. I’ll try to answer follow-up questions, time permitting.

      • Jacob Howard says:

        Hi Mr. Lisle,
        Well, right now I am working on the article and I find it so interesting I just might and try to get it published outside of the school web-paper.
        Anyway, here are some of my questions.
        Is this the full transcript? Could I get the full transcript? Did you hear how much they interviewed Bill Nye? If so, what would that ratio of questions to aired answers be for Nye; for you too? Is Broun’s job in danger?
        Thank you!
        In Christ Jesus alone,
        Jacob Howard
        http://www.alreadyanswered.org

        • Dr. Lisle says:

          It’s the full transcript of the CNN story. I didn’t hear the Bill Nye interview. I saw only the snippet that everyone else did when the story aired. I presume that his interview was also much longer, and that they took only a few snippets, as they did with mine. Broun was running unopposed, so his job is not in danger for now.

  6. Alfred Menendez says:

    Jason, You did a great job. Just think that what you said affected the people that were there in the studio. They got to hear the truth. Have you thought about sending the lady that interviewed you some ICR publications.

    • Dr. Lisle says:

      Thanks Alfred. There were two people who helped with the satellite link and video feed. They saw the entire interview. One of them thanked me and said, “I learned a lot!” Praise God!

  7. Josef says:

    “Theist evolution has a god who isn’t quite powerful enough to simply create what he wants, but must take billions of years of gradual, inefficient tinkering to get things to eventually work out.”

    I wonder how theistic evolutionists would even know that humans are the “end goal” of their god? I mean, if millions of years pass with so many critters coming and going, what would make them think that we’re finally it?

    Furthermore, the real problem I see with theistic evolution (other than its incompatibility with the Bible) is that it is virtually indistinguishable from no god at all. Theistic evolutionists essentially believe that god works in a way that can’t be discerned from just natural, random processes. And theistic evolutionist often are guilty of the “god of the gaps” philosophy; that is “god” guides everything through natural processes, but when there is something that natural processes can’t explain, he intervenes… that is until a natural process is discovered.

    Essentially a god of theistic evolution is sort of like an undetectable moon. Imagine if I claimed that the earth actually has two moons. But the second moon cannot be seen, it has no visible effects on the earth, there is no way to “detect” this moon by any of our senses or even by reason. I suppose there could be a moon like that. But I don’t know what the difference between a moon like that and no moon at all would be.

    • Micah says:

      Josef
      Have you heard of the Oroot cloud? That kind of sounds like what you are describing in your last paragraph! Haha.

      • Josef says:

        Ha! yeah you’re right, it does sound like the Oort cloud… ironically enough, theistic evolutionists would also accept the Oort cloud… I guess they are just good at accepting things that are completely undetectable and indistinguishable from non-existence… do you think I could convince them of my second moon idea? ;)

  8. asdf says:

    lol it’s the moron who trolls hg boards on imdb

  9. Mr. Gordons says:

    Dr Lisle,

    Thanks for the rest of the story. A favorable article about your article is here.

  10. Chareth Cutestory says:

    You are unbelievably dishonest, you should be ashamed at yourself. You say you are a Christian and then proceed to tell falsehoods. And then you write books about it and profit from lies!
    You are the worst kind of person.

    • Atticus Sheffield says:

      Whoa, Chareth! Before you make an outrageous claim like that, would you be so kind as to provide any examples of these “falsehoods”, and support why you believe Dr. Lisle is lying?

  11. Jim Huiting says:

    I’ll be happy to give an example of Dr. Lisle’s falsehoods: ” Anisotropic synchrony convention , A Solution to the Distant Starlight Problem”.

    Any astrophysicist worth their salt knows of Maxwell’s equations and relationship between the electromagnetic CONSTANTS for vacuum permittivity, vacuum permeability and the speed of light. They would also know that the 125-year-old Michelson–Morley experiment proved that the speed of light was constant in any direction. An astrophysicist would also know that the constancy of speed of light has been proved by simple trigonometry using supernova SN1987A, 168,000 light-years from earth. In fact, the original light-speed calculations by Romer 300 years ago would be rendered impossible if the “proofs” by Dr. Lisle’s were correct.

    He’s a very smart liar. The worst kind.

  12. No, Jim, the worst kind of liar is someone who does not know the difference between disagreement and deception, and then accuses someone of lying because they disagree. In other words, since you dislike Dr. Lisle’s interpretations of the evidence (not offering actual refutations yourself, but using ad hominems and personal attacks, plus appeal to authority), you are calling him a liar. So much for the spirit of scientific inquiry, huh, Jimmy? Since Dr. Lisle won’t bow to flawed cosmology, he is to be ridiculed. YOU, sir, are the liar.

  13. Jim Huiting says:

    The BORGS attack. That took about 6 hours max.
    I’m not the one making any scientific claim. All Dr. Lisle has to do is grow a pair and publish this in any of a hundred scientific journals. The SEND key is ready when he is. Unless of course he knows can’t, which kinda proves that Chareth was spot on.
    By the way, thanks for your post; it was the best example of ad hominem I have ever see. You do know what that means, right?

    I’m out of here. You luddites keep up the grand show.

    • Micah says:

      He DID publish his ASC-A solution to the Distant Starlight Problem, in a scientific journal. See: http://www.answersingenesis.org/arj/about

      What you really want is for him to try and publish it in an evolutionary
      scientific journal. Thats akin to asking an evolutionist to try and publish only in creationist scientific journals.

      Also…
      Jim Said: >By the way, thanks for your post; it was the best example of ad hominem I have ever see. You do know what that means, right?<

      That is fairly ironic considering you used an ad hominem attack just a few lines earlier. >The BORGS attack.<

    • Josef says:

      Actually, Piltdown’s post wasn’t an ad hominem at all; and in fact, that you think it was shows that you don’t even understand what an ad hominem is. An ad hominem is when an arguer attacks the opponent in order to discredit his argument. Piltdown did not attack your character in order to discredit your argument, but rather he pointed out the reasons your arguments were flawed. Then he came to the conclusion based on your post that you were a liar.

      Your post actually does start off with an ad hominem, however, as you immediately call your respondents “BORGS” unjustifiably in order to “refute” their posts.

      Don’t worry though, Christians are used to the double-standards set by atheists.

  14. “By the way, thanks for your post; it was the best example of ad hominem I have ever see. You do know what that means, right?”

    Sort of like what you just did there. And no, it was not ad hominem.

    “You luddites keep up the grand show.”

    So, it’s OK for you to lie, insult and use ad hominems?

  15. Devin says:

    OK, this is frustrating, there is absolutely no evidence that you were on CNN Dr. Lisle… Don’t worry, I am a YEC and a born again believer in Jesus Christ. I just wanted to point out the fact that it looks like a border line coverup. You can find the strangest things online yet I can’t find any trace of the debate in video form. The only evidence I could find period is the transcript provided in the article on AiG’s website. I would LOVE to see the video, I know it isn’t the goal to crush the other side, but man is it nice to see a militant atheist defeated once in a while. I get tired of we Christians being ridiculed and abused by atheists and the leftist media like CNN.

    God bless brother,

    Devin

    • So, he’s lying because you SAY you can’t find this video. Actually, I think you’re an atheist poser. They pull this stuff. You owe Dr. Lisle an apology. Other people can note the skewed terminology from the reporterette.

      • Josef says:

        Whoa there Piltdown. I don’t think he’s lying. He’s not talking about that video that you gave the link to, he’s asking about the video that was on CNN with Jason Lisle vs Eugenie Scott when they were on the Paula Zahn show.

        And he’s right, it is very hard to find that video. Since I saw his post, I tried to find it.

        I know it happened because I watched it back on TV back in 2004, but for some reason, I can’t find it now.

  16. Mr. Gordons says:

    //there is absolutely no evidence that you were on CNN Dr. Lisle//

    I consider that a lie, too. Hate to disagree w/Josef, but I can’t see where the topic changed from the OP to the debate w/Scott. Even so, yes there is evidence for it.

    • Josef says:

      I understand it looks that way, but the reason I maintain he is talking about the debate Dr Lisle had with Eugenie Scott is because he said, “The only evidence I could find period is the transcript provided in the article on AiG’s website.”

      1. The CNN interview that happened to include Dr. Lisle that this post, “The Rest of the Story” is about is not a debate, for one thing. It is more like an interview that happened to include Dr. Lisle as the YEC representative.

      2. Devin said that the only evidence he could find was a transcript on AiG’s website. AiG does not have a transcript of this story on their site. But they do have the transcript of Jason Lisle versus Eugenie Scott right here: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2004/11/30/aig-debates-evolutionist-cnn

      3. Devin is correct in that it is very hard to find this debate with Jason Lisle versus Eugenie Scott. Unfortunately, AiG did not have the rights to archive this debate on their site, and it appears that CNN did not archive it on theirs. And as strange as it seems, I can’t find the debate on Youtube either. I did find someone who claims to have recorded the video, but it is a message board poster and a zip file… so I can’t vouch for it and don’t know if it is legit.

  17. I learnd something years ago, 1996/97 when I worked with a Christian group fighting for Biblical truths, social issues. When my boss would hold a press- conference. We would tape the conference ourselves. And sometimes film the reporters and take stills. This stopped the deceit, misrepresenting the truth through creative editing by those who wanted to distort the truth. I wish Ken Ham did this when Bill Maher interviewed him for the movie religulous.

    • Josef says:

      From what I understand, Ken Ham wasn’t expecting to be interviewed by Bill Maher. So even if he would have done that, he probably just didn’t have the opportunity to prepare for it.

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  19. Rod Francisco says:

    Too bad the interviewer/CNN do not believe in journal-ism.

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