Re: [Fwd: Re: Yet more denigrating of Apologists (was Why?)]

Ed Brayton (
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 22:08:23 -0400

Bill Payne wrote:
> 21 Apr 1998 22:36:52 -0400, Ed Brayton wrote:
> > > The constantly fluctuating opinions of men over the centuries have
> > > convinced me that man, generically speaking, hasn't a clue to what really
> > > happened at creation or the flood, only opinion, and to speak of it as
> > > fact, as macroevolutionists do, is most depressing.
> >
> > Geology is not an "opinion". It is a field of study with well
> > established methods of study. That doesn't mean it is infallible, of
> > course, but to say that it is just an opinion and therefore justify
> > ignoring all geological data in favor of what you prefer to think is
> > true is far too simplistic an equation.
> Hi Ed and Ron,
> Glenn and I have been discussing the origin of coal on the ASA
> ListServ. Glenn has taken the OEC view (of course) and I have presented
> the YEC position. That thread might shed some light on your
> discussion.

When I saw the message from you, I assumed that it was a response to my
list of Kent Hovind whoppers, or a response to my request that you ask
Hovind to participate in a written defense of those and other claims. I
was disappointed. As for this particular thread, I'm not sure why you
pointed us to it since the subject of the dispute that you quoted
between Ron and I was whether geology was just an "opinion" and,
therefore, only as valid as any other "opinion".