Re: Fall of evolved man

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Sun, 09 Nov 1997 10:45:36 -0500 (EST)

At 07:54 PM 11/7/97 -0600, Glenn Morton wrote:

>Let me point out that you cannot acheive your goal by denying the
>observational data. If your position requires that everyone ignore the
>evidence in favor of evolution, speciation, the age of the universe etc.,
>you drive people by the busload into the arms of atheistic evolution. We
>christians MAKE their position appealing by telling them that what they see
>in the way of scientific, observational data isn't to be believed! People,
>being what we are, will believe what they see, not what we say. My children
>were more influenced by what they saw in my life than by what I preached to
>them. This applied both to the good and the bad in my life. Why do we expect
>people to be different. They are going to believe what they see.

I am not denying any data. It is a question of interpreting the data which
must invariably be based on all sorts of assumptions. First that the
question of origins is a scientific question and thus only silencers can
provide an answer. Second, make it clear how scientific conclusions are
obtained not only from the data but also by assuming models from whence
conclusions can be derived. Make it clear that evolution theory and
cosmology are purely deductive and not experimental sciences. Remember the
word science conjures its prototype physics which is an experimental science.