YECs in Australia
Sat, 13 Nov 1999 14:44:19 EST
This has been bugging me for a while, and I'm hoping someone on this learned
list can help. Even though YEC is found worldwide, it seems to be a fringe
movement everywhere but the U.S. and Australia. Now we're all familiar with
the history of the movement in the U.S., but why OZ? Is it homegrown in
Australia or imported? If imported, was it in the 19th or 20th century?
Were the issues the same as in the U.S. or different? i.e. is the evolution
of YEC thought in the two countries a matter of common descent with
modification or convergence to similar political and theological usage (all
puns fully intended!!).
I gather that in the 19th century there was considerable Irish emigration to
Australia. If a significant number of those emigrants were from vehemently
anti-Darwinian Belfast, could they have carried the idealogical seed that
went island-hopping (actually continent-hopping) to the south Pacific?
Can anyone help me out with this?
Karl V. Evans