Ham vs. Nye Debate: Take Two


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I have had some time to think about the debate last week in a little more detail. I have, and I have some additional observations. (Disclaimer: I am not a self-identified science guy.)

One place where I think Ham made a legitimate point is where Ham drew a distinction between observable science and historical science. He said that creationists do not disagree with evolutionists on the observable science; they come to different conclusions on the same evidencce. Nye kept stating that only science that is “reproducible” is real science, but how can scientists reproduce the big bang? How do we observe primordial goo turning into a life form (any life form)?

We don’t. We must necessarily engage different scientific tools than the tools of the laboratory. We need to employ a different tool kit. 

Nye’s point that creationists cannot test and reproduce the theory of creationism is not well-taken because evolutionists cannot test and reproduce the ultimate conclusions they reach either. In fact, both conclusions of the origins of man and of the earth require scientists to go beyond laboratory science because e can’t reproduce either a 6000 year old earth or a 4.3 Billion year old earth either. We must use historical evidence and reason to the best conclusion, and we those conclusions will be impacted by our initial assumptions, which are often more philosophical than scientific..

To reach those conclusions requires something more than “pure science”. It requires logic, philosophy and even faith – because we don’t know what we don’t know.

To reach those ultimate conclusions requires us to start with a premise that is not based on “pure science”. That premise if driven by worldview. Worldview has more of an impact on science than the scientific community cares to admit.

In this 30 minute piece called Evolution vs. God, fundamental holes in the evolutionary theory of the origin of the earth and man are exposed. The gaps come out of the mouths of evolutionary theorists themselves in response to questions asked of them. It is well worth the time to watch it.

This is not say that Ken Ham is right about the age of the earth, mind you.

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