Re: [asa] A Message from the RTB Scholar Team (fwd)

From: <cmekve@aol.com>
Date: Mon Apr 21 2008 - 15:19:55 EDT

So then why isn't Ross revising his hypotheses?  I'm just saying that he seems to be playing a heads-I-win, tails-you-lose type of game.

Karl   [ASA member]
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Karl V. Evans
cmekve@aol.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Dehler, Bernie <bernie.dehler@intel.com>
To: asa@calvin.edu
Sent: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 4:48 pm
Subject: RE: [asa] A Message from the RTB Scholar Team (fwd)

“If corroboration works in his favor, why shouldn't falsification count against his argument ?”

 

Hugh Ross would say that is the way science works.  If your hypothesis fails, revise it and try again.  That’s just science- no big deal.

 

From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of cmekve@aol.com
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 3:21 PM
To: asa@calvin.edu
Subject: Re: [asa] A Message from the RTB Scholar Team (fwd)

 

It strikes me that David's example illustrates one of the major problems with concordist approaches.  This year's science is a Reason To Believe.  Next year as the science changes, it's a Reason Not To Believe.  Given that Hugh has been clearly wrong on a number of scientific issues [he's best when he sticks to astronomy], should he now change RTB to RNTB ?  And if not, why not ?  If corroboration works in his favor, why shouldn't falsification count against his argument ?

Karl  [asa member]
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Karl V. Evans
cmekve@aol.com

-----Original Message-----
From: David Campbell <pleuronaia@gmail.com>
To: ASA <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:52 am
Subject: Re: [asa] A Message from the RTB Scholar Team (fwd)

RTB, along with some other advocates of antievolutionary claims, has

stated that it's impossible for one species to arise from another

species without miraculous intervention.  Several examples of new

species being formed in lab and in the wild are known, so it's not a

tenable position for anyone knowledgeable in the relevant aspects of

biology, and even some young earthers accept more extensive evolution

(not to mention folks like Behe).  Thus, it's fairly clear that the

biological aspects are the focus of the present discussion.

 

[snip]

 

-- 
Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
 
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