an apologist is anyone who defends something. try being honest in the future.<quoted text>
Mormon scholars are apologists for the BoM. Apologists are basically professional rhetoricians, seeking to uphold a particular belief even in the face of evidence against it.
I love reading apologists' work because it really sharpens your critical thinking skills. They twist words, apply their reasons unevenly, and pull every dirty trick in the book to make their case. Kind of like a trial lawyer arguing that Gacy didn't do it.
even old school scientist tend to be apologetics for newer ideas that call into question old school understanding.