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Thread #157421   Message #3717630
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-Jun-15 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
Surely the point he was making was that everyone agrees we've been around for a long time, using the 5000 as a minimum figure that is even accepted by the strange sect if American "creationists".   It doesn't imply that the actual time people have been around isn't a great deal more, or that he thinks the 5000 year figure isn't daft.

I can even imagine circumstances in which Richard Dawkins might say the same thing. After all, it's a perfectly true statement.