>[SNIP] ... While I have no problem with God
>performing a miracle, if God must perform a thermal miracle as above, a
>hibernation miracle, a sedimentological miracle etc, etc, etc, Then we
>should believe that the global flood in its entirety was miraculous and
>beyond the scope of any scientific data. And if we do that, then all we can
>do is believe. We can't cite data to support a concept of a global flood.
>In other words, what I am against is the appeal to miracle anytime we have a
>problem. Either have the whole affair as a miraculous event or all of it
>explainable naturally. We need to quit mixing the two.
Amen to that. I feel exactly the same way about YEC claims. If people said
"These were totally miraculous events" then I would not have a problem with it.
It's when they claim that there is scientific support for their ideas that I
think they become fair game for investigation and, as usually happens, debunking.
-- Steven H. Schimmrich Assistant Professor of Geology
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