Re: My Daughter is a YEC

From: george murphy (
Date: Mon May 27 2002 - 10:06:30 EDT

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    Walter Hicks wrote:

    > The only argument that I think could be valid is that God has a use
    >for the rest
    > of the 15 billion years of space-time that does not include
    >mankind. My suspicion
    > is that such may well be the case, but I certainly cannot support it from the
    > Bible.

             A spheroidal earth, the Copernican model, Maxwell's
    equations, DNA as the
    basis for genetics, & the idea that representative democracy is a
    better form of
    civil government than monarchy - to name just a few of many - are
    also ideas that
    can't be supported from the Bible. We don't get our understanding of
    the way the
    physical world works from the Bible. & while our understanding of God & God's
    relationship with the world is to be based upon scripture, it's not
    to be achieved by
    limiting our thinking entirely to the Bible: If that were the case
    we wouldn't even
    understand the Bible because we wouldn't know its language, geography &c.



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

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