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|Quote (stevestory @ June 22 2008,18:53)|
|OR: You actually found TV footage of Buckingham talking about creationism and brought that to the lawyers. Talk about that moment in the courtroom when Buckingham was shown that footage.|
LL: Mike Argento, a fellow reporter, referred to it as the "Homer Simpson moment" where Bill Buckingham was shown the tape and Steve Harvey was questioning him. The whole time on the stand, Buckingham said, "I never talked about creationism." And then they showed the tape and Steve just kind of turns to Bill, waiting for a response from him. There was just silence, and everybody in the courtroom was waiting. And he says, "Well see, that was because the newspapers kept saying I was talking about creationism even though I wasn't so when the TV camera was thrust in my face, I was concentrating so hard on not saying creationism that I said creationism when I meant to say intelligent design." That's why Argento called it the "Homer Simpson moment": Don't say creationism, don't say creationism. Doh. To this day Bill Buckingham still maintains that that's what happened. It's just amazing to me that somebody can just deny, deny, deny. Maybe he has even convinced himself at this point. I don't know.
"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it. "
The Dover trial was the greatest event in the history of the human species. Evar.
That interview can be found here, on YouTube Channel UDoJ, for anyone interested in seeing the "Homer Simpson Moment" for themselves.
ETA: My remix
Edited by Lou FCD on June 22 2008,19:21
Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
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