I let DS stay up to watch the rest of How the Earth Was Made on NGC tonight, and I'm DVR'ing The Universe for him. The shows are pretty detailed, but cover about what's in the chapter summaries of a basic earth science textbook.
For people who believe in Young Earth, do you watch shows like that just shaking your head insisting it's all a lie, or do you refuse to watch them and consider the evidence at all?
Several years ago I did some research on YEC, focusing on just a few of their theories (yes there are several conflicting views on earth age and its creation). Fascinating stuff. IMO the biggest flaw in their postulations is starting from the point of "This is what happened" to arrive at "This is how it happened." YEC doesn't even fit the requirements of theory or scientific law, each of the explanations must be taken on faith and the belief that what men wrote in the Bible is truth.
Even the few Biblical archaeologist I have come across work from the same framework. They have a position and set out to prove their position correct. when research is done from this starting point any of us can interpret the data to fit our argument.
The idea that god "planted" fossils for some unknown reason was the one that always got a chuckle out of me.
Answer by emptynstr at 8:43 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
How is teaching creation in public schools helping to further our educational standards? A "scientific law"generally accepted to be true and universal, and can sometimes be expressed in terms of a single mathematical equation. Scientific laws must be simple, true, universal, and absolute, as in the Law of Gravity, the Law of Motion, etc... A theory is what one or more hypotheses become once they have been verified and accepted to be true. A scientific theory and a scientific law are accepted to be true by the scientific community as a whole. One can be expressed simply in mathematical equations and the other has been tested and verified many times. Most people who are not well versed in Scientific Methods confuse the word Theory into something as false, when in hindsight a Scientific Theory is as valid as a Law.
Answer by pnwmom at 10:02 PM on Dec. 13, 2010
Answer by pnwmom at 9:46 PM on Dec. 13, 2010
Answer by MamaK88 at 12:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 5:16 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 5:30 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
All that crap is evolutionary theory, which they're not even supposed to teach in school but they do
and why wouldn't science be taught in schools? not supposed to according to whom?
Answer by autodidact at 9:36 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
I watch shows that present both sides of view and then draw my own conclusions. I think the idea of a young earth is interesting, but it's new enough to me that I'm not sold yet.
Answer by scout_mom at 9:21 PM on Dec. 13, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 5:22 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Neither. My religion doesn't conflict with scientific discoveries.
Answer by momto2boys973 at 6:33 PM on Dec. 14, 2010