April 03, 2009

Old Earth or Young Earth?


Continuing off our "why do scientists offer such differing conclusions" topic from yesterday...

I can find scientists who believe the Earth is only 6,000 years old. But, I can't find any who aren't Christians.

8 comments:

Meghan said...

Could you please let me know who these "scientists" are? I want to know what institution their PhD's are from . . . I think they might just be masquerading as scientists :)

Sabai said...

http://answersingenesis.org/docs/4005.asp

a lot of the articles here are written by PhDs. This guy, "Dr Humphreys was awarded his Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University in 1972, by which time he was a fully convinced creationist."

Bobby Teenager said...

I am skeptical of any scientist who attempts to fit the data into a preconceived theory, rather than extrapolate an objective theory from the data.

Sabai said...

right, that was our topic yesterday, and this was a specific example of that. the problem is that it's hard to not presume where the science is leading, or find yourself wanting it to lead somewhere.

The Great I'm Not said...

Ben Stein

The Great I'm Not said...

There are plenty of Christians that believe in an Old Earth. Explained with the Gap Theory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gap_Creationism

TJarrett said...

You should read Gerald Schroeder's "The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom." It may restore your faith in a Christian's ability to consider and incorporate thoughts seemingly contrary to a faith-based worldview. Unless things take a dramatic twist at the end, I'm only about two-thirds through.

Eric Olsen said...

the book that did it for me was Francis Collins "Language of God". I'm just trying to get the rest of the flock off the slow train.