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The Creation Answers Book
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Open minds?

From M.B. of the USA. His letter is printed first in its entirety. A response by the ‘editor’ immediately follows his letter with point-by-point responses interspersed as per normal email fashion. Ellipses (…) at the end of one of M.B.’s paragraphs signal that a mid-sentence comment follows, not an omission.


If your mind is open enough, take a geology course or two and take a real good look at the facts. You might be surprized.
Dinosaurs were not on Noah’s Ark. Dinosaurs and man have both walked the earth, but 65 million years apart.
I believe in God and I believe He created the earth … 4 billion years ago. Then he stood back and let the universe and nature take it's course.

If your mind is open enough, …

It is hard to resist the suggestion that some skeptics have minds so open that they need to be careful lest their brains fall out. Seriously, G.K. Chesterton pointed out that an open mind should be like an open mouth—only good when it has something of substance to chomp into. And it’s our experience that those who talk about open minds the most are the most oblivious to their own biases of materialism and uniformitarianism, as well as the biases of their leading proponents. See Hutton’s a priori commitment to uniformitarianism before examining the evidence and Lewontin’s a priori commitment to materialism regardless of how absurd it may seem.

… take a geology course or two …

Some CMI staff scientists have done far more than that, e.g. Dr Tas Walker (B.Sc. 1st Class Honours in Geology on top of his Ph.D. in Engineering) and Dr Andrew Snelling (Ph.D. in geology, who now works for the Institute for Creation Research) [and M.Sc. hydrogeologist with considerable field experience, Mark Robertson].

… and take a real good look at the facts. You might be surprized.

Indeed so, but creationists would learn exactly the same surprising facts as the evolutionists would! The difference is the framework by which they are interpreted. See Q&A: Geology.

Dinosaurs were not on Noah’s Ark. Dinosaurs and man have both walked the earth, but 65 million years apart.

How do you know? Were you there? This letter might have been more challenging if you had tried to back up your claims and address the points we have made in Q&A: Dinosaurs and Q&A: Noah’s Ark.

I believe in God and I believe He created the earth … 4 billion years ago.

But what ‘God’? A god who used millions of years of death (the ‘last enemy’—1 Corinthians 15:26), suffering and disease to achieve a ‘very good’ creation (Genesis 1:31) is not the true God of the Bible. See The god of an old earth and other articles on Q&A: Genesis.

Then he stood back and let the universe and nature take it’s [sic] course.

You preach deism as though it were a proven fact. One day a critic might actually do more than make bald assertions, but we won’t hold our breath.

Editors


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