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Thread #134693 Message #3065982
Posted By: Kent Davis
03-Jan-11 - 12:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Here are some more beliefs which are common to most Ancient Earth Naturalists (AEN). Following them is a Young Earth Creationist (YEC) response to those beliefs.
5. In our present experience, energy does not arise spontaneously from nothing.
6. In our present experience, matter does not arise spontaneously from nothing.
7. In our present experience, life does not arise spontaneously from non-life.
We do not see matter or energy spontaneously appearing from nothing, nor do we see life spontaneously arising from non-life. Sometimes we see what appear to be exceptions to these rules, but Isaac Newton and Louis Pasteur (among others) showed that these apparent exceptions are illusions. Either such events never occur or, if they occur, they occur exceedingly rarely. YEC is compatible with the idea that these events NEVER occur. In contrast, the currently accepted form of ANC requires that, at least once, matter and/or energy emerged from nothing and requires that, at least once, life arose spontaneously from non-life. Nevertheless, ANC agrees that we do not see such events in our present experience.