From: John W Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 24 2003 - 12:45:00 EDT
George wrote, in part: "We have to do whatever is possible to keep the
Sebenys from infecting others but
the chance of getting them to think is slight and efforts are better
If I really thought that, I'd desist from this exercise. But that would
be (although silent) a mark of disrespect to Joe and his cohorts,
ignoring them because I thought them unworthy.
I do not accuse YECers of "not thinking." I do challenge many of the
results of their thinking, for I suspect that in many cases that have
violated rule #2 of science "consider ALL the evidence." If one only
reads ICR and AIG literature, that is not hard to do. It is like letting
the prosecution present its case and holding the defense mute.
Most of my "efforts" are, of course, spent elsewhere; confronting YEC
nonsense is really only a small part. I am sure that in the past year I
have spent 100 times as much time and effort on Habitat for Humanity as I
have on arguing against the YEC fallacies. But I understand your point.
I really hope that Joe, Roger and Mike will join these discussions. But
so far they have chosen to stand mute. That seems to be a key YEC
strategy, BTW, as I've seen the same thing on my Compuserve RELIGION
forum. It is an all too frequent thing for a new member to show up, make
the YEC arguments, cite a few proof texts frm the Bible, and disappear. I
am sure they see themselves as "witnessing." Some witnesses are worse
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