Re: Answersingenesis

From: Bill Payne (
Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 01:02:43 EDT

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    On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 16:57:22 -0400 "Vandergraaf, Chuck"
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    > I've often compared this extrapolation to looking in a mirror. What we
    see looks
    > awfully real but we know that, behind that thin layer of silver, lies a
    piece of glass
    > and behind that, usually a wall.

    Well OK, but, except for telescope mirrors, the silver is usually behind
    the glass. :-)
    > The disconnect you mention, is a luxury that many geologists,
    > anthropologists, archaeologists, and biologists feel they cannot
    > afford.

    I assume we're only talking about Christians here, and I consider that
    unfortunate in that it may inhibit our approaching the truth. Even when
    I have been more sympathetic to the OEC position, I still would enjoy
    flipping both models through my mind.

    The origin of coal is the biggest, most obvious (to me) example of
    global, or at least continental, catastrophism that comes to mind, and I
    will admit that there are other examples which, as I currently understand
    them, would more readily fit with OEC. But before moving in that
    direction, I am reminded that "The foolishness of God is wiser than the
    wisdom of men."


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