Evolution by Euphemism
“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”
In my book Where Birds Eat Horses, I talk about the way that evolutionists use, or rather misuse, language in order to make their case. One type of language much loved by evolutionists is what we call “fuzzy words”.
Recently, I discovered a subset of fuzzy words known as weasel words – an idea that seems to have been invented on Wikipedia! Weasel words are designed to convey an element of authority which does not really exist. One such phrase, quoted and criticized on the Wikipedia site, is “a growing body of evidence.” Wikipedia’s weasel word page editor suggests that the phrase should make us ask for the raw data for this growing body of evidence. The implication is that the “growing body of evidence” does not exist and an author using this phrase is trying to shut down discussion.
One popular science website containing a lot of evolutionary articles has an abundant supply of pages using this phrase. Consider these:
Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment.
A growing body of evidence has hinted at this connection [between global cooling and the evolution of homo sapiens].
Although there is a growing body of evidence that there was once water on Mars, it does not rain there today.
Biblical creationists should not be intimidated by such comments. It would appear that there is a growing body of evidence that many evolutionists are leaving logic behind! The Bible, in contrast, uses phrases which are full of meaning and truth.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord God, that Your words are always true and always reliable. Amen.
Ref: < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weasel_word >, accessed 7/25/2017. Image: Author’s own graphic.
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