Richard Dawkins gave an excellent lecture
at the Kansas University's Hall Center for the Humanities
on October 1 2006, discussing "The God Delusion". The full video can be watched at this link
/ Since Dawkins is such an excellent communicator, I intend to provide some highlights of his talk on PandasThumb.
Dawkins explains how creationists seem to be fond on gaps and take any opportunity to point to scientists admitting to such gaps. However, as Dawkins explained elsewhere
as well, creationists seem to be fond of quote mining as well, even if it requires removing much of the argument.
I once introduced a chapter on the so-called Cambrian Explosion with the words: "It is as though the fossils were planted there without any evolutionary history." Again, this was a rhetorical overture, intended to whet the reader's appetite for the explanation. Inevitably, my remark was gleefully quoted out of context. Creationists adore "gaps" in the fossil record.