Indeed. Ironically as a non-creationist I'm one of the few who defends the original intentions of the intellectual works of the authors themselves, who've had their work taken out of context for millenia by the "faithful". The fundies only fight for the fundies but who's gonna fight for the fundies?<quoted text>
The Bible doesn't say serpent in the first place, the English translation does. What difference to the POINT does it make if the Bible references a talking nachash, a talking serpent or a talking snake, anyway? It's just that tired old ploy from the apologist playbook. Distract, divert, ignore.