Dr. Frix wrote on Wed, 12 Mar 1997 18:25:13 GMT-5:
>To reply to Garry DeWeese's post:
>.> I have found this most amusing. Sagan seems to grant that God *could*
>> have slowed down the earth gradually enough so things didn't fly off into
>> space, but darned if he could do anything about the increased temperature!
>I find this most interesting (but not amusing) that some people seem
>to think God is limited in His abilities.
Miracles can be verified if there is proper documentation. But if we allow
that God did it miraculously, (slowed thee earth down so that things didn't
fly off of it, stopped the moon in its tracks in such a way that it didn't
break apart) then it seems hopeless to try to use scientific observational
evidence on the problem. If one says that scientific records (eclipse
records) prove that there is a missing day, then it is reasonable to allow
people to critique the event on other grounds. It seems unfair to say that
science supports the hypothesis of a missing day but then retreat to miracle
to avoid the problems of inertia and heat. Doing this makes science a
one-way street in support of our preferred interpretation. Under such
rules, I can believe anything I want and when someone says that science
contradicts me, i can simply skip away from the problem with an ever so
merry. "It was a miracle"
I do not want this to sound like I don't beleive in miracles, I do. but I
find it unacceptable what we Christians do with "miracle'. It is a device to
solve all our scientific problems.
Foundation, Fall and Flood