Joined: Jan. 2006
|Much appreciated, Dr. Cheesman. No problem. |
As I have said, I'm only about 85% convinced YEC is true, and on empirical grounds I could not say I find the evidence anywhere it needs to be to be viable.
It would be unethical not to make the YEC community aware of the difficulties you raise. This new phenomena is potentially fatal to the 6,000 version of YEC.
There is of course, for the sake of argument, a version of YEC which might not be in line with Genesis, but would put limits of say a few hundred million years. That may be empirically defensible even without, especally if the small universe hypothesis succeeds. I've been in touch with Robert Fritzius over the matter of futher inquiry into the small universe.
As I have stated I have far less indigestion over an alternate reading of Genesis than others here. And in fact, a universe of a few hundred million years would adequately refute Darwinian evolution and favor some form of special creation. It just might not be what the YEC community really wants, but it would be a victory for both the OEC and YEC camp.
There is plenty that troubles me over the mainstream models, not the least of whcih is the Big Bang. The YECs are not the only ones to object, but there is dissent from non-creationist quarters that is growing. The Big Bang theory could be overturned.
I apologize for my absence as I was tied up. If you haven't heard, there is a chance that I will be in the cast of Ben Stein's "Expelled", the pro-ID movie. I was busy tracking down leads on that story lately.
It is painfully evident that Sal wants a 6 day creation not only to confirm the biblical account but also do disprove "Darwinism". His new stance seems to be picked simply so that the time-frame for evolution would be too short rather than for any scientific reason.
He's a deluded nutter. The end.
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