Exactly. I didn't.
So, please refrain from putting words in my mouth and try to be honest instead, k?
As for the boiling kettle analogy: if it's meant as an analogy, it's a false analogy because, as pointed out, it's not the kettle that boils - something a (former) physicist would, or should, realize .... just as a person of such stature should realize that if you use an analogy to get a point across and you apply a false analogy to do so, there is no point - other than the point you are demonstrating fallacious reasoning, in this case the causation fallacy.
So, poor John Polkinghorne here, is either voicing opinion, reasoning from ignorance or worse; making stuff up.
Oh, and the boiling kettle is not the sole fallacy applied either, there's a few others being applied as well. Did you spot them already?
Is Creationism Scientific?
rejected and denied by many, accepted and embraced by few : incontrovertibility
- it is not what we (think we) know that matters, it is what we can show true that does
as the maxim demands; truth is demonstrably fact and fact is demonstrably true
everything else ... mere BS -
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