"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> I know, I just had a rather lengthy discussion with an evangelist
> preacher freind of mine today on scientific dating methods, logical
> inference, etc., as he is a big creationist, and does a program on the
> local public access channel. He was talking about some creationist
> 'scientist' named Gish that he purports is rather good at arguing the
> creationist case. Anyone heard of him?
> Mike Lorrey
Gish is pretty much a kook. However, he's a very popular kook. He talks in snappy little sound bites, and is a past master at manipulating creationist media. If a listener has no knowledge of science or formal logic (sadly, the normal condition in North America), it is very easy to be taken in by him.
Especially if his half-arguments and snappy little sound bites re-confirm "truths" you've known your whole life.
See www.infidels.org for a vast library of information, including several debates involving Gish, and an extensive, point by point rebuttal to Gish's seminal work "Evidence that Demands a Verdict", titled "The Jury is In". Well worth reading.