Re: "YEC" v. "Literal Creationism"

Oliver Beck (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 11:09:49 +0100 (MEZ)

On Wed, 26 Mar 1997, John E. Rylander wrote:

> (2) "Literal creationism" seems to -me- a poor choice for a
scientific discussion for two reasons:

The problem is that in this issue you cannot clearly separate
scientific from 'theological' positions. Most YECs believe in a
young earth not because the have better theories to explain the
facts of geology, but because they believe the bible says so.
Many Christian people defending an old earth hold the two-revelation
view that the scientific interpretations of creation are equal to the
'theological' interpretation of the Scriptures. This is also a
theological position and shows that the scientific positions
depend at least inparts on the 'theological' position.