Re: YEC and loss of faith

From: Walter Hicks (
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 14:18:12 EST

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    george murphy wrote:
    > Walter Hicks wrote:
    > .......................
    > > Moreover the attitude that any YEC has no
    > > arguments in his favor come across as arrogance.
    > .......................
    > Name two.
    > Of course I can name one: If the Bible is an inerrant historical and
    > scientific chronicle then its genealogies &c add up to an age for the earth of
    > ~6000. But are there any other arguments that Christians who are knowledgeable
    > about science need to take seriously. (I do not count "apparent age", which is
    > simply a way of saying we have to fall back on the argument that I've already
    > cited.)
    > Shalom,
    > George
    > George L. Murphy
    > "The Science-Theology Interface"


    I was speaking of the fact that science is a lot softer than scientists
    pretend that it is. I will name two soft areas in physics which may call
    into doubt it's validity in general -- as compared to an intrepretation
    of the Bible.

    First of all, I know for absolute fact that the time is now, the past is
    behind me and future is unknown. This is fact. Physics would tell me
    that we are governed by laws which are time symmetric. There is no
    distinction between past and future in terms of those forces which
    affect my memory (electrostatic and gravitational). Books abound by many
    famous writers on the subject and no cohesive explanation exists.

    Second, quantum mechanics is over a century old and it it is still a
    mystery. The transition from wave mechanics to observation is beyond the
    realm of science and gives rise to more "interrelations" than we have
    for the Bible.

    Science does not have the authority that the Bible does, so why should a
    YEC -- or anyone else -- take such a flawed activity as warranting
    greater belief that the teaching of the Bible?

    And your response is?


    Walt Hicks <>
    In any consistent theory, there must
    exist true but not provable statements.
    (Godel's Theorem)

    You can only find the truth with logic If you have already found the truth without it. (G.K. Chesterton) ===================================

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