Christian Junk ScienceFebruary 15, 2006
Here is a story about a recent episode of The 700 Club that attacked global warming by using a petition they claimed was signed by "more than 17,000 scientists." However, it turns out that many of the signers are not scientists and that some of them are actually fictitious signatures. Pat Robertson then went on to attack evangelicals that recently took a stand for better environmental protections.
Regardless of your opinion on global warming this "news" account is inaccurate and does not prove Robertson's point. Additionally, incidents like this hurt the image of Christians by making us look unscientific or even anti-science by completely misrepresenting the evidence.
Let this be a lesson that we must be careful to do solid research so we do not embarrass ourselves, destroy our credibility, and undermine our argument.