Re: [asa] dembski and YEC

From: Bill Powers <wjp@swcp.com>
Date: Sat May 02 2009 - 10:49:40 EDT

I'm not sure why this is a surprise. Dembski has never hidden his
non-YEC views. He is open to it, but believes the evidence indicates
against it. This has at least for 8 years been his public position.

bill

On
Sat, 2 May 2009, Cameron Wybrow wrote:

> Dear ASA-List Members:
>
> Several people here have suggested that ID proponents do not explicitly or sufficiently distinguish themselves from YEC proponents, and that this justifies the rough ride they are often given by ASA members and other Christian scientists. But check this out:
>
> http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/henry-morriss-death/
>
> and the full article it links to:
>
> http://www.designinference.com/documents/2005.02.Reply_to_Henry_Morris.htm
>
> Here Dembski clearly rejects YEC doctrines, and his praise for YEC is only for its role in maintaining a critical stance towards materialist forms of evolutionary theory.
>
> He also outlines the scope and nature of ID, and ID's value for reaching people in the general culture who are not necessarily "churched". This is exactly the argument I made the other day. At the time, I had no idea Dembski had already made it.
>
> Cameron.
>

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