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A lucky escape (12/12/2009)
I was lucky enough to be too busy to attend a creationist presentation last weekend, although I did drop in for a few minutes when I had cause to drive past the venue. I knew a few of my friends from Western Sydney Freethinkers would be there so I really just stopped to say "Hello", but they insisted I stay for a while. Luckily, as I said, I had a lot to do that day so I was able to make my escape after a short time in a polite fashion before I suffered too much brain damage from the ridiculosity. My friends apparently survived but we are yet to determine if there have been any long-term effects on their psyches, neurons or critical thinking processes. All of them have assured me that they are still true to the evolutionist dogma, but they would say that, wouldn't they?
The speaker at the event was John Mackay from an outfit called Creation Research. To give you an idea of what sitting through a day's lectures by Mr Mackay would be like, here are two videos of him chatting with Richard Dawkins. There is an expression in boxing: Fighting above his weight. John Mackay might like to think of this the next time he decides to take on someone who might know something about how the world works.