Re: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs

From: Schwarzwald <>
Date: Sun Oct 26 2008 - 19:03:09 EDT

On a less argumentative note, count me as interested in hearing (if he
chooses to explain it) Alexanian Moorad's thoughts on history/historical
sciences and other sciences. I'd just plain like to hear it, as I often
wonder about subjects along those lines.

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Gregory Arago <>wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks, Gregory
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