At 08:12 AM 4/2/2001 -0400, James_Taggart@Multilink.com wrote:
>"For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there
>are fiew who find it.
I think this may have been meant to be funny. If so then I
apologize. However I wanted to make sure that there is a distinction being
made between the road the "leads to life" and a different view of God's
working in history. Comments?
>John W Burgeson <email@example.com>@lists.calvin.edu on 03/31/2001 12:59:48
>Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
>The other day I noted that the young earth site, answersingenesis.org, 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 icr.org, 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
>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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