Thursday, July 24, 2008

Let there be confusion ...

... The creation of Creationism. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Creationism is much more specific and much less plausible. Its central claim is that the precise mode of creation has been revealed in the Bible, and follows the pattern set out in the first chapter of Genesis ... thus identifying God’s action with a particular series of events and a particular timetable, rather than as the ultimate mystery underlying all reality ...

In other words, it would sacrifice science on the altar of Bibliolotry. On the other hand, in the phrase "current scientific orthodoxy," the operative word would have to be current. Scientific integrity, mentioned later, would seem to me more important than a rigid adherence to any orthodoxy.

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