The basic nature of the young-earth movement makes it difficult to change
or correct. Firstly, the habit of denying contrary evidence is likely to
be applied to contrary evidence from other YEC's [Yes, some honestly admit
inability to explain things, but sweeping claims seem the norm in my
Secondly, there does not seem to be enough unity for any enforcement of
standards, nor are audiences generally well-informed enough to find out if
someone has been denounced. For that matter, do many other YEC's even know
what Patton is claiming?