Joined: Sep. 2006
Hard to believe that we've been at this so long. Remember this post?
|Quote (Daniel Smith @ Sep. 22 2007,04:48)|
|There are many things I have yet to make up my mind about. For instance; I have not made my mind up in regard to the age of the earth/cosmos as I have not seen all the evidence and probably do not have the expertise to rightly interpret it.|
My main problem is that I want to see unbiased and unadulterated evidence; not evidence that is made-to-fit the observers viewpoint. I'm finding that hard to do - since both sides of this issue tend to color the evidence with their own interpretive brush.
The first book I read on the subject (other than my high school science books) was "Scientific Creationism" by Dr. Henry Morris, and, although he makes some good points, I found some of his views to be a bit of a stretch and recognized his attempts to fit science to the bible.
I then spent quite some time on talk.origins and did much research on the internet looking at the case for the currently held theory of evolution. I found that much of the evidence for the theory was being interpreted under the assumption of the theory.
I decided what I needed was just to see the evidence for myself.
This is the reason I have sought out authors such as Berg, Schindewolf, Denton, Davison and others. First, they are true scientists - there are no religious views expressed in their books. Second, they hold to no preconceived paradigm and they have (or had) nothing to gain by publishing their views. Most were either ridiculed or shunned, or just put on a shelf and forgotten, but their works stand the test of time (at least so far). These are the type of people I want to get my information from.
Have you made up your mind about the age of the earth yet?
"You can establish any “rule” you like if you start with the rule and then interpret the evidence accordingly." - George Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984)