Christian Reflections

How C. S. Lewis “Prefutes” Stephen Hawking

  • Sep 23, 2010
  • David C. Downing

Last summer Sarah Palin accidentally coined the word refudiate, apparently an amalgam of “refute” and “repudiate.” I would like to propose a kindred word, prefute, which means to neutralize someone’s arguments before they have even been proposed. In a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal (Sept. 10, 2010), physicists …

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