Re: [asa] Fw: Believing Scripture but Playing by Science's Rules

From: Freeman, Louise Margaret <>
Date: Mon Feb 12 2007 - 07:56:07 EST

I am reminded of a friend's father who supervised a field trip to the
Cumberland Islands. He came back talking excitedly about all they had
learned about the island's origin, the fossils found there, etc. His
daughter was somewhat dumbstruck, as he had been a stauch YEC all of his
life and was rattling on about millions-of-year old shark teeth. However,
he finished by saying something to the effect of, "Not that I actually
believe any of this stuff, of course, but wouldn't it be amazing if it were

Frankly, I wish the Wise's and Ross's of the world would be more vocal in
their beliefs and up front about the fact that there is no good evidence for
a young earth or a global flood, etc. but they believe it, as the song goes,
"for the Bible tells me so." That is a far more honest assessment than you
hear from most and at least seems intellectually honest. If I could get the
young people I know to trade in their Kent Hovind and Jonathon Wells
materials for a book by these gentlemen, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
Louise M. Freeman, PhD
Psychology Dept
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA 24401
FAX 540-887-7121

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