Casey LuskinのアクロバチックなQuote Mining

University of Minnesotaの生物学のPZ Myers準教授が、Casey Luskinの寄稿に"Quote Mining"を見つけた。

まずは、LuskinがQuote Miningした原文:
In January, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences weighed in on this debate, declaring that "[t]here is no scientific controversy about the basic facts of evolution,"1 because neo-Darwinism is "so well established that no new evidence is likely to alter"2 it. As an undergraduate and graduate student taking multiple courses covering evolutionary biology at the University of California San Diego, that is what I was told as well. My science courses rarely, if ever, allowed students to seriously entertain the possibility that Darwin's theory might be fundamentally flawed.

Casey Luskin: "Academic freedom and evolution" (2008/03/05) on San Diego Union-Tribune]
そして、正解を示すPZ Myersのブログ記事
The first part of the quote is from page 52, near the end of the book. Here it is in context:

1 There is no scientific controversy about the basic facts of evolution. In this sense the intelligent design movement's call to "teach the controversy" is unwarranted. Of course, there remain many interesting questions about evolution, such as the evolutionary origin of sex or different mechanisms of speciation, and discussion of these questions is fully warranted in science classes.

Where do you think we'll find the second half of his quote? Page 53, maybe? Page 54? No. You'll have to thumb backwards through the book, to a place near the beginning: page 16.

Luskinの第2の引用はどこにあると思うだろうか? 53ページかな? 54ページかな? どっちも、はずれだ。本をめくって、始めの方の16ページだ:
2 Many scientific theories are so well established that no new evidence is likely to alter them substantially. For example, no new evidence will demonstrate that the Earth does not orbit around the Sun (heliocentric theory), or that living things are not made of cells (cell theory), that matter is not composed of atoms, or that the surface of the Earth is not divided into solid plates that have moved over geological timescales (the theory of plate tectonics).


[PZ Myers: "Why do newspapers continue to publish Discovery Institute press releases?" (2008/03/09) on Pharyngula]
かなりアクロバチックな引用である。さすがはCasey Luskinというべきか。

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