Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Friday, October 02, 2009

Head Turners

Every once in a while I get into some terse debate with anti-young earth creationists. The comment exchange under this post with some guy name "kaffinator" represents such terse debates.

One of the talking points by the anti-young earth debater is biblical creationists have never produced any workable theories to explain the origin of life, or how things operate in the natural world and so forth, and then the antagonist cites examples from biblical creation allegedly demonstrating the serious lack of scientific merit like the vapor canopy theory postulated to explain where all the water came from for Noah's flood.

Point being: If a young earth creationist develops a theory and proposes a theoretical model to explain the theory that is later abandoned because it maybe shown to be wrong, the theory is concluded to have been developed by a crank to begin with who was never practicing legitimate science.

If the Darwinian evolutionist, on the other hand, does the same thing, he is hailed as uncovering some new and profound view of the world. Additionally, the previous model the scientific community lauded as the truth but is now shown to be false, is considered a worthy scientific attempt that helped us to refine the facts.

Fossils radically alter ideas about how early man looked.

Also never mind the fact that paleo-anthropology has been a field swimming in fraud and corruption by researchers for years.

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Blogger Lee Shelton IV said...

We young-earthers may tweak specific aspects of our theories once in a while, but our main assertion has remained the same -- and we have never been proven wrong. If I start with the plain reading of scripture in Romans 5:12 ("Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned"), then there is no room for evolution, theistic or otherwise. Evolution requires death, and death did not exist until Adam sinned.

8:14 AM, October 02, 2009  

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