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

From: Bill Hamilton <>
Date: Mon Feb 12 2007 - 12:10:04 EST

I agree with Louise. It would be nice if all our knowledge could fit together with no rough edges, but that's not how the world works. It's better to admit the inconsistencies than to try to cover them with fantastic theories having no basis in fact. When I was a creationist I very much wanted all knowledge to be unified, and Scripture to be the key to it, but as I became aware of the shenanigans the creationist go through to "make it fit" I decided it was better to admit gaps in our knowledge (many of which we are confident will be filled in as science progresses) Bill Hamilton William E. Hamilton, Jr., Ph.D. 248.652.4148 (home) 248.821.8156 (mobile) "...If God is for us, who is against us?" Rom 8:31 ----- Original Message ---- From: "Freeman, Louise Margaret" <> To: Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 6:56:07 AM Subject: Re: [asa] Fw: Believing Scripture but Playing by Science's Rules .htmtableborders, .htmtableborders td, .htmtableborders th {border:1px dashed lightgrey important;} html, body {border:0px;} span.macro, span.macro ul, span.macro div, span.macro p { background:#CCCCCC;} p{margin-bottom:0.15em; margin-top:0.15em;}body{font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:10pt;} 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 true!" 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 540-887-7326 FAX 540-887-7121 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Don't pick lemons. See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos.

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