And they quote Gleason Archer (the OT Scholar) when it suits them and reject him
when it does not. Bert M.
Keith Littleton wrote:
> On Wed Nov 15 2000 - 01:49:00 EST and in "Salty Oceans"
> at http://www.calvin.edu/archive/asa/200011/0160.html
> Jim Hofmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> >Greetings: As some of you know, I teach courses on
> >evolution and creation with my colleague Bruce Weber
> >at Cal State Fullerton. You can find our course at
> >Jonathan Sarfati has recently posted a report on a young
> >earth creationist argument published by Austin and Humphreys
> >back in 1990. This is an argument based upon calculations
> >of inputs and outputs for salt in the oceans. You can
> >find SarfatiUs summary at:
> ... text deleted ...
> There is certain irony in the "salty oceans" argument
> made for a Young Earth by Young Earth creationists
> that I find somewhat amusing. This and similar Young
> Earth arguments is based an assumption of an absolute
> uniformity of the rates by which salts enter and leave
> the ocean by different processes that would gladden
> the heart of Lyell and his fellow uniformitarianists.
> The same Young Earth creationists that regularly heap
> abuse upon this version of uniformitarianism, readily
> embrace its assumptions when it suits their purposes
> for proving a Young Earth. It is ironic the same
> modern geologists and paleontologists that these
> Young Earth creationists falsely caricature as practicing
> Lyell's uniformitarianism would reject the
> hyper-uniformitarism that Austin and Sarfati assume in
> their arguments as being unrealistic to the point
> of being completely useless for making the calculations
> they make.
> To paraphrase Goldwater, these Young Earth creationists
> must think "Uniformitarianism in defense of a Young
> Earth is no vice." :-) It is strange to think that
> Austin and Sarfati are closet uniformitarianists when
> it serves their arguments.
> Keith Littleton
> New Orleans, LA
> Dr. Stephen Franklin: "It's all so brief, isn't it?
> Typical human lifespan is almost a hundred years,
> but it's barely a second compared to what's out
> there. It wouldn't be so bad if life didn't take
> so long to figure out. Seems you just start to
> get it right and then .. it's over."
> Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova: "Doesn't matter. If we
> lived two hundred years, we'd still be human.
> We'd still make the same mistakes."
> Franklin: "You're a pessimist."
> Ivanova: "I am Russian, Doctor. We understand
> these things."
> Babylon 5 Episode "Soul Hunter"
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