Re: Limits of Kinds (was Fall of evolved man)

John W. Burgeson (
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 08:03:11 -0700

Glenn wrote, in part: "I will say this. I read a lot as a young-earth
creationist also. Looking back on my experience, I now realize that I
read with the intent of proving
my position correct. That is not the way one should approach a topic.
should read with the goal of finding the truth."

I wish these words were taught everywhere -- not just in science
classrooms, but in our seminaries and Sunday School classes as well!

I guess Carnegie Tech, where I studied physics, must have done a good job
in this respect. At least, I cannot remember a time when I did not
understand Glenn's words as basic. But I would modify them, Glenn, just a
little. I'd replace your last sentence with words to this effect:

"We should read (and, by inference, investigate) with the goal of
DISPROVING our most cherished assumptions and theories."

By so putting them to the test, we necessarily strengthen them -- but
only if they are true!