<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/27/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Brett Paatsch</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Spike wrote:<br><br>> Consider the survey question:<br>><br>> Do you believe in<br>><br>> a) creationism<br>> b) evolution<br>> c) neither<br>> d) both<br>><br>> A sophisticated creationist may answer choice d,
<br>> reasoning that Noah only took aboard the ark the<br>> land-based families of beasts, or possible only orders,<br>> then genera and speciation occurred later, by the<br>> mechanisms of traditional evolution. If the survey
<br>> is taken in rural Alabama, I have no doubt that<br>> the pollsters are appalled at how few choose b. One<br>> of our now-absent former ExI posters insisted that<br>> we avoid the use of the term "believe."
<br><br>Ah that would be me. I'm not absent, I just don't always<br>have time to read or reply.<br><br>> He might choose c.<br><br><br> I might choose c, probably would if you were the<br>one asking the question because you'd know, I hope,
<br>that for me anyway, Not believing a) is not the same<br>as believing Not a), so my answering neither would<br>not mislead you and you could ask the question in<br>a different way if you chose.</blockquote><div><br>
Being a fan of the Simulation Argument, I'll choose d) <br>