Re: [asa] a little quiz about YEC

From: Michael Roberts <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>
Date: Fri May 01 2009 - 11:19:05 EDT

I will risk it

Gary Parker or Henry Morris?
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From: "Ted Davis" <TDavis@messiah.edu>
To: "Ted Davis" <TDavis@messiah.edu>
Cc: "AmericanScientificAffiliation" <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 4:06 PM
Subject: [asa] a little quiz about YEC

> This post will be short, as time presently is short.
>
> I found the review of Davis Young's book, written by YEC geologist Marcus
> Ross (who worked with OEC and ID leader Steven Meyer on a DVD about the
> "Cambrian explosion"), quite interesting. Especially, I want to note his
> description of the YEC view, which is also often called "creation science"
> (an older term) or "scientific creationism." Here it is:
>
> "Young-earth creationism is a complex system. YEC's conception of history
> includes not merely a six-rotational-day Creation, but also a young age of
> the earth, miraculous creation of plant and animal life, a commitment to a
> historical Adam and Eve, a historical Fall with universal spiritual and
> physical consequences, and a global catastrophe."
>
> Pretty good description, yes? Nothing controversial in how he would
> define
> it. A given YEC person might reword something or add something (perhaps),
> but surely this is a fair and accurate description of the YEC view.
>
> OK. Now, let me provide a quiz question. (1) Read an alternative
> definition/description given below. (2) Can you guess who said or wrote
> this? You may *NOT* search for the words on the internet, not yet. (3)
> Compare the two definitions/descriptions, in 150 words or less. (4) Now,
> after answering (2) and (3), you are allowed to check your guess by
> searching on the internet. What do you think, now that you see the
> statement and the context?
>
> Here is the other definition/description: "Creation-science does not
> include as essential parts the concepts of catastrophism, a world-wide
> flood, a recent inception of the earth or life, from nothingness (ex
> nihilo), the concept of kinds, or any concepts from Genesis or other
> religious texts."
>
> If you don't see the significance of this little quiz, incidentally, I'll
> try to make it clear after I see a few guesses and comments. Anyone want
> to
> take this quiz?
>
> Ted
>
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