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Thread #134693 Message #3285506
Posted By: Bill D
05-Jan-12 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
sorry pete...but "exposing the flaws" is an unwarranted assumption that there are such flaws.
As whether they are 'ignorant' arguments or not depends on how they(meaning each one individually) explain & justify their beliefs. A "qualified scientist" can mean either one who has some 'credentials' or one who carefully follows scientific procedures. A scientist with advanced degrees who ignores logic and picks & chooses evidence based on data that is NOT scientific is not behaving as a good scientist.
This problem occurs in many areas of science, from chemistry to genetics to astronomy.....some people just WANT certain results more than they want accuracy.
As YOU can appreciate, I suspect that 'creationist scientists' usually make some error along those lines. The hard evidence simply shows that, over long periods of time, we and other living beings DID evolve from simpler forms.
If you want to claim that 'God planned it that way', I can't prove otherwise, but it is what it is, whether it was planned or not.