Young Earth Creationism is quite possibly the stupidest thought ever thunk-ed. Its not just about the earth being 6,000 years old– It involves talking snakes and Noahs Ark and zombies and all sorts of crazy ass shit. Old Earth Creationism has all of the crazy ass shit, minus the 6,000 year old Earth.
YEC and OEC are fantastically stupid ideas.
But they are still ‘better’ than Intelligent Design Creationists.
They try to perform science. Sure its border-line retarded, but at least they are trying. I was perusing my blog-fodder folder last night and found a nice entry at Middle-Aged-White-Mans-Reasons-To-Believe:
Since no scientist knows everything about any particular system, no scientific model can offer a perfect explanation. Scientific understanding advances, however, as different scientific models compete with one another. The model that offers the best explanation for a particular set of phenomena and that is most successful in predicting future scientific discoveries is judged to be closest to offering a truthful description. The scientific community retains such a model for further development and refinement. Models that fail to provide a satisfactory explanation and especially fail to predict future scientific discoveries are rejected.
Scientists will retain a failed model, however, if there is no superior model to take its place. This is why it’s typically fruitless for Christians to point out all the flaws and failures in the evolutionists’ explanation for the origin and history of life. Most evolutionists are already aware of the shortcomings in their model. Nevertheless, they will not abandon the model until they first see a superior model to take its place.
It’s for this reason that the Reasons To Believe scholar team refrains from “evolution bashing” and instead focuses its efforts on developing a positive case for biblical creation through a detailed, comprehensive, and predictive scientific model.
Hugh Ross is a Creationist twat, but even he understands a fact Intelligent Design Creationists cant seem to grasp. A competitive scientific theory is more than just bitching about evolution. I was really excited to read about this ‘detailed, comprehensive, and predictive scientific model’ Ross thought up:
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