Quote miningQuote mining
is the practice of compiling quotes from large volumes of literature or spoken word. The term is used derogatorily to accuse the "quote miner" of cherry picking
, where favorable positions are amplified or falsely suggested, and unfavorable positions in the same text are excluded or otherwise obscured.
In recent times, the term has been repeatedly used by proponents of Evolution Theory to denounce alleged quote mining by proponents of Creationism.