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Did Stephen Hawking Really Say that Believers in God are Standing on Ground as Solid as Scientists?

This morning, J. Clare Peteet posts the following in a comment to Irregular Times:

J Clifford, science admits it cannot tell us what caused the Big Bang….

The famous astrophysical scientist, Stephen Hawking, says, “Anyone who chooses to believe in a Universal Creator is standing on ground as solid as a scientist who denies Creative […]

Did Michelangelo Really Write This Famous Saying About Aiming Too Low?

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Maybe I’m not reading properly, but it looks to me as if Michelangelo never said these words at all. […]

LePage, Education and the NEA: Why Mischaracterize to Criticize?

When I picked up copy of the latest NEA Higher Education Advocate, I came across this snippet regarding Maine Governor Paul LePage in an article titled “The 10 Worst Governors:”

The placement of LePage’s quote next to a description of education cuts suggests a particular meaning for the quote: that Governor LePage wants kids […]

The Evolution of a Quote: Misconceived, Misattributed, Misconstrued

Yesterday a professional contact of mine shared the following message on Facebook:

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an […]

#19 Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Lampoon Al Gore For Something He Didn’t Say Citing a Book that Doesn’t Exist

James Delingpole continues his series of 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy with the following zinger in my inbox:

Quote the wisdom of Al “Nature Watch” Gore: “A zebra does not change its spots.”

Oooooh! Why that drives me to… check facts. After all, much of what Delingpole has previously claimed to be true […]