Re: the atheist question

Lloyd Eby (
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 21:08:05 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Ron Chitwood wrote:

> >>>In short, if christians of all strips can't handle observational data
> correctly, how can one know that Christianity is correct?<<<
> Why in the world do you assume this is the exclusive property of
> Christians. Scientific history is a mass of incorrect observations.
> Geocentrism, flat earth, Phlogiston, Piltdown Man, Nebraska Man, Ontology
> recapitulates phylogeny (Haekel doctored his material to agree wiith his
> presuppositions), macroevolution, I could go on - an on - an on - an on
> almost to infinity on this. Its things like this that have prompted me to
> believe in YEC at least as much as so-called scientific observations. As
> state previously many, many times, 'The facts of today are the fallacies of
> tomorrow.'

This is a gross informal logical error. It has the form "My opponent makes
(or has made) mistakes X, Y, and Z in his observation and argumentation.
Thus I am justified in overlooking mistakes A, B, and C in my observation
or argumentation."

Lloyd Eby