RE: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs

From: Gregory Arago <>
Date: Sun Oct 26 2008 - 18:26:07 EDT

To Alexanian Moorad and Michael Roberts,
Moorad wrote:
"Physics deals with repeatable experiments and their generalizations into laws. History and historical sciences deal with unique events.  I hope we all know that distinction."
It is not as cut and dry as you imagine it, Moorad. Please do say if you've read Windelband (i.e. ideographic and nomothetic) and Dilthey on this topic. I think you package the term 'historical sciences' too neatly and this may seem insulting, not only to Michael as a geologist, but also to others, e.g. whose sciences deal with laws, experiments and events. You have not, imo, managed to successfully convince people at ASA of your general position on this topic; perhaps it is time to go deeper in order to understand why and to perhaps clarify your position and to reassess it? This can surely only help the conversation.
"As Moorad is a YEc he is hardly liable to see YEC as a stumbling block..." - M. Roberts
"I AM NOT A YEC." - A. Moorad 
Now I hope, Michael, that you can gather the humility to apologise for your false presumption of fact about Moorad's position. My impression of you as the hardest-hearted churchman I've ever encountered on-line would be somehow healed by an expression of your remorse.
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