Re: PJ and Saganism
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 19:35:01 +0000

At 09:17 AM 08/26/1999 -0400, Moorad Alexanian wrote:
>A scientist who is a Christian ought to learn of his/her faith so that
>he/she is more pleasing to God. As a scientist he/she ought to do the best
>scientific work possible. How the findings of both searches will jive
>together may be a premature form of research. I do not know of any solution
>to this jiving problem. Do you? Such attempts are mere speculations.

Hi Moorad,

Three comments. First God put you and I here for a purpose. I believe
part of my purpose is to deal in the area of creation/evolution. THat
having been said, I also believe that God put me here to deal with TODAY's
data and TODAY's science. He didn't put me in the 20th/21st centuries
expecting me to deal with 24th century knowledge. As such to wait until the
end of time to deal with these problems seems to be severe procrastination
and contrary to any purpose God might have for our lives in science TODAY.

Secondly, this constant claim that all harmonization efforts are premature
reminds me of the YEC appeal to the future in which the future is expected
to provide all solutions to all problems their views have. Why are we so
lazy as to expect the future to do the work that God assigned us TODAY? Or
is the appeal to the future merely a cop out so we don't have to think
about these issues.

Thirdly, if you really think that all attempts at solutions are premature,
what are you doing wasting your time reading boards like this where many of
these 'premature' solutions are discussed? Your actions seem
contradictory to your words.

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