Famspear wrote:Terry A. Hurlbut wrote:Evolution is the biggest fraud in the history of science. In the same vein, the Internal Revenue Code might be the biggest fraud in the history of law. To accept any law as valid on no strength other than the mere publication of a court opinion is no act of critical thinking.
Oh, wait! Don't tell me... let me guess!
An act of "critical thinking" would be accepting Terry Hurlbut's view as to the validity of a law? Is that it?
Dear Mr. Hurlbut, wherever you are.....
Were you asleep during that ninth grade civics class?
The "mere publication of a court opinion" on the validity of a law (as you put it), under our legal system, is indeed authoritative on the validity of a law.
I have a feeling that Hurlbut's mental processes on scientific subjects are on the same par as his mental processes regarding our legal system.
Hurlbut's mental processes apparently run like this: 1) there are two sides to every story; 2) we must be fair and balanced when dealing with the two sides; so 3) we must therefore give full consideration to all aspects of both sides.
In other words, boys and girls, if guys like Hurlbut want to use the Bible as a scientific text, or as an authoritative document when considering issues of taxation, we are being oh, so unfair when we won't take his fantasies seriously.