Re: YEC refutation

From: gordon brown <>
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 17:35:02 EDT

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Carol or John Burgeson wrote:

> The problem is -- the typical person has no way to evaluate them. To him
> (or her) it comes down to two opposing "scientific" viewpoints. One has
> the appearance of being biblically supported. No contest.
> Is there ONE argument that can be used to show clearly and convincingly
> to a nonscientific person that the earth really really is much older than
> a few thousand years?

If the person is really nonscientific, it is going to be very difficult to
convince him with a scientific argument. As you have pointed out, he will
go with the person who claims to be an authority on science and agrees
with the nonscientist's theology. I think that you would have a better
chance by pointing out the difficulties in reconciling with the Bible
some of the apologetics that the YECs have developed. Hopefully this will
carry some weight with him.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
Received on Tue Jun 14 17:36:21 2005

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