From: David Nunes <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: statement on creationism?
>At 8:12 AM -0500 11/22/99, you wrote:
>>Allan Harvey wrote:
>>>Before my name gets associated with such an oncology effort, let me agree
>>>with what George Murphy said yesterday. The young-Earth view itself
>>>(while I believe it to be incorrect) is not nearly as much of a problem
>>>as the view of many who hold it that it is the *only* acceptable
>>What I believe is necessary is to take a public stance that while there
>>be a number of possibilities or alternatives we could consider, YEC isn't
>>one of them. YEC is unacceptable as a viable Christian method of apology.
>>To state that YEC is not the only acceptable Christian view serves to
>>legitimize it. It would be tantamount to saying that Christianity is not
>>the only acceptable religion.
>>Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution - www.orisol.com
>>"The answer we should have known about 150 years ago."
>Should the ASA change their statement of faith BEFORE making such a
>public statement? Would doing so isolate a large segment of members?
>The ASA can could always point out the bad science of YEC, without
>publicly stating that we understand the mind of God better than
>everyone else because we are TRUE SCIENTISTS. That only plays to the
>fear that somehow scientists are anti-God and trust data more than
>the Word of God. There is a large segment of America that have deep
>suspicions about the motives of scientists, and will not trust
>them/us in matters of faith. We should be cautious of our arrogance.