Creation debate talking points

I ran across this link today. It’s a nice list of arguments that this group of people feel should not be used during the course of an origins debate.

It was surprisingly well written. I clicked the link, expecting to be offended. I was not. Quite the opposite. It points out where several of the standard lines of creationist rhetoric are logically flawed, could be worded more succinctly, etc. Anyway, I wanted to pass the link on for others. Let me know what you think of it.

  1. Very interesting. A lot of those are arguments I’ve made myself in discussing creationism with biblical creationists; it’s nice to see some internal regulation. 🙂

    I myself am firmly undecided. I believe in the creation of the universe, of course, but I’ve had too many conversations with people clearly trying to support an idea rather than wrestle with facts. I know God did it, but I’m not going to be arrogant enough to declare I know how He did it. In the end, my own spiritual condition does not depend upon an old or young earth.

    And I’m not arrogant enough to pretend I can presently understand all that’s involved in sorting this out. I’m simply not educated in the right areas. See The idea of creating light already in transit seemed lame to me from the first time I encountered it; I was very interested to read about time dilation. But I just don’t know enough about physics to be able to evaluate horizon effects, etc. knowledgeably and independently.

    Now I see your academic challenge link with one of my own:

    Here’s another area where I just don’t have enough scientific background in this particular field, but it’s very interesting and thought-provoking. What would this mean, if true?

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