Re: The rhetoric of argument

From: bivalve (bivalve@mail.davidson.alumlink.com)
Date: Thu Sep 12 2002 - 19:49:42 EDT

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    Howard wrote: >Is it possible that the ID movement assigns more value
    to scientific tracking than to theological tracking [of God's
    presence]? Wouldn't that be an irony? <

    The same irony has struck me in the accusations of scientism made by
    YEC advocates. Disregarding fundamental religious differences (i.e.,
    non-Christian versus Christian) in favor of accepting those with
    similar scientific views does not indicate that theology has
    priority. Likewise, anyone who treats the end of giving purportedly
    scientific support to YEC or ID as sufficient to justify the means of
    lying, shoddy work, unjustified claims, etc. has placed science above
    theology. Not all YEC or ID advocates fall into this, but it is
    common.

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