RE: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs (Cheek turning)

From: Gregory Arago <>
Date: Tue Oct 28 2008 - 18:49:05 EDT

John Walley wrote:
"In contrast, your insisting that man had to be a separate third miracle is in conflict with the science, specifically the evidence for CD and is what earns Christianity the scorn of the scientific and thinking community. And it is solely based on a desired theology and literal reading of Genesis that is totally superfluous and unnecessary. / This is why it matters."
'The science' (rather monolithically stated) is a bit too big for its britches sometimes, isn't it John?
No, I don't agree with your hypothetical appeal to 'the scientific and thinking community.' There are many thinkers and scientists where I live who acept the miracle of humanity's uniqueness. Surely, in any case, wrt your appeal, you'd have to properly ask a sociologist and not a natural scientist about 'the community', the former who actually study this instead of simply guessing.
And anyway, what's wrong with humanity being deemed a 'miracle'? This would seem to be quite consistent with the Abrahamic faiths (quite a large percentage of the world's population; 'scientists' being only a very, very small part). One can only imagine that if the terms 'evolved miracle' were substituted for 'created miracle' you'd be quite fine with it.
This is why James could suggest that TE and OEC are not so far apart after all. :) __________________________________________________________________ Be smarter than spam. See how smart SpamGuard is at giving junk email the boot with the All-new Yahoo! Mail. Click on Options in Mail and switch to New Mail today or register for free at

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