Re: Answersingenesis

Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 08:12:33 EDT

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    "For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there
    are fiew who find it.
    Mt. 7:14

    John W Burgeson <> on 03/31/2001 12:59:48

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    Subject: Answersingenesis

    The other day I noted that the young earth site,, is
    receiving a reported 10,000 visitors a day.

    I also note that the ASA web site has had about 80,000 visitors since

    Assuming the answersingenesis reported number is inflated by a factor of
    ten, and that the ASA site has been active for 3 years, that reduces to
    80 /day for the ASA and 1,000/day for answersingenesis.

    I could not find a visitor count at, but surely they must be
    doing a comparable business.

    I surmise we are being outgunned by a factor of at least 20 to 1. Very
    likely a lot more.

    At the occasion of the NTSE conference in Austin, in February 1997, ICR
    put on a conference at a local Baptist church. There were 125 at the NTSE
    -- the church was overflowing with a reported (this is from memory) 3,000
    in attendance.

    I surmise that although the YEC view has been thoroughly falsified
    (unless one espouses the Gosse thesis), it is certainly not going away. I
    had had visions of that happening as the Internet revolution began -- but
    Gresham's law of $$ seems to apply even more so to rational discourse.

    We can debate endlessly the amount of the beating we are taking; is it
    "only" 20 to 1 or is it, perhaps, 100 to 1, but I think nobody here will
    deny that rational discussions on origins ARE an uninteresting backwater
    in current origins thinking in our country. We can also argue that this
    does not matter because the academic / intellectual world is not so
    polarized. Which may, or may not, be true.

    Or those of us who care can try to do something about the current sorry

    I don't have any magic bullets myself, but I have been discussing with
    Jack Haas at least one fairly modest action we can take (I speak here to
    ASA members) to work on the situation. That will be the subject of a post
    I will make later.

    In the meantime, comments anyone?

     Burgy (John Burgeson)

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