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 http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/nab/does-starlight-prove 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: http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html

    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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