But of course. It would be bizarre if they weren’t. There’s money to be made. What I find utterly amazing in all this is the fact that Price was on the team, jumped ship (pun intended) and is now calling it a hoax. Why wasn’t it a hoax when he was involved? And why do his comments only appear where they do and not in an official declaration of some sort? Why hasn’t Liberty (and Price) distanced itself (and himself) from the entire project much more forcefully and publicly?
A press release from Price seems in order- at a minimum- to explain his part in the project before he came to the conclusion that it was a load of bunk.
UPDATE: By the way, the most interesting comment on the Chinese perspective is to be found over at Bob’s place where Amelia Wong points out that the Chinese evangelicals are ‘truth proofed’ – immunized from the truth- because everyone who disagrees with their findings are demonically inspired. It’s a fascinating window on the mentality of fundamentalism.