The heart of Michael's comment was "Creationists do the cause of the Gospel
I would strongly support this, based on my own experience. You have not
"The problem I have encountered with many scientists is their complete refusal
to admit that their theories or hypothesis are not facts. They cling to them
with great faith but seem to be unable to deal with genuine challenges to
Since we are talking about YEC, please give specific examples with respect to
fundamental geological principles, particular in the area of stratigraphy,
"We believe our modern science is infallible."
YEC does not challenge is not modern science, i.e. the latest controversial
hypothesis, but understandings that have mostly been established for centuries
and repeatedly tested and verified over that period. Basic stratigraphy was
established by Steno in the mid 17th century, longer than Newton's laws. The
great age of the earth was recognised by the mid 18th century by people such as
Lhwyd, somewhat before Linnaeus revolutionised taxonomy. Biostratigraphy was
established in the early 19th century by Cuvier and others, in the same time
frame that the foundations of thermodynamics were laid. Organic
evolution in the
general sense (descent with modification) was accepted my most people
many evangelicals) from the late 19th century, before Maxwell's work on
electro-magnetism. Radiometric dating was first used in 1913, and is better
established than the photoelectric effect.
Which "postulates" of YEC would you have no trouble defending?
-- "It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the earth as a pale crescent dwindling against the stars, until at last they look for it in vain".
Arthur C. Clarke
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