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Thread #134693 Message #3286132
Posted By: Paul Burke
06-Jan-12 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
pete 7*, I'm getting a little short of patience with your studied obtuseness.
As I've pointed out, ALL science has many flaws, some of them fundamental (though we don't know which ones, and why, yet). And all scientists are trying to find these flaws. That's how our understanding of the world improves. It's never perfect, and nobody expects that it ever will be. All scientists have to do is show their evidence.
Evolution science has progressed in the last 250 years fromn a guess based on the apparent similarities of some animals, to a hugely powerful tool that can, amongst other things, successfully predict the form of ancestral animals whose fossils were unknown. The subsequent discovery of fossils that matched the description closely shows that the theory is on the right track.*
Creationists are dismissed, not because they are too bold for science or for fear of upsetting the applecart, but because they have not brought up any verifiable evidence to support their point of view.
Religious people and romantics are fond of claiming that science does not present a complete picture of the world. That is true. But if they then claim that their contribution expands, complements, or supersedes that picture, why should anyone believe them, unless they present their evidence? At which point the evidence can be tested, and it becomes science.