Re: inference

Glenn Morton (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 06:20:05 -0600

At 06:23 AM 11/13/97 -0500, George Murphy wrote of my elf theory:

> I have no sympathy with apparent age arguments, but there is a
>difference between "Flood apparent age" & "Elf apparent age" - the
>former is part of a coherent theological program (namely, that Bible is
>a completely accurate historical chronicle) & the latter isn't (unless
>you want to develop a more detailed theory of elves!) I don't think the
>former is _good_ theology (it concentrates entirely on a narrow view of
>Scripture rather than on the real God & God's relationship with the
>world) but that's another matter.

I would suggest that if a person claimed that Grimm's fairy tales were
divinely inspired one could argue in favor of elves. And my theory was not
necessarily an elf apparent age theory. it was an elf makes the geological
column theory. I made no representation of the age of the earth in my theory.


Foundation, Fall and Flood