Re: [humanism-174] Fw: WATCH THIS!!!! 10 years in production/Birds of Paradise

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:46 PM
Almost a guarantee that this will be quoted out of context and argued by the YECs and possibly by the ID loons!
In a message dated 7/27/2013 2:38:27 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
That is wild, wacky stuff, ha.  Seriously, I loved the video, except for the narrator calling the birds "miraculous" and using the phrase
"miracle of evolution."  I don't know why so many filmmakers feel they have to use terms, which at least for some viewers are sure to
be taken with religious connotations. In this case it's especially perplexing since the subjects are more than awe-inspiring on their own
without needing to embellish them further, so why  play into the hands of creationists and ID advocates? People today constantly overuse
the word "awesome" for things that are trivial or mediocre at best, but here's a case were the term truly fits, and yet they repeatedly opt for
"miraculous" instead.  Maybe some will think I'm making too much of this, but after many years of dealing with YECs, I would bet a large pizza
that at least some will say, "See, even ornithologists admit that Birds of Paradise are miracles of Creation."    

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