Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Young Earth Creationism

A young earth creationist is getting his Ph.D. and I think I was right to be disturbed. But as Uncertain Principles makes clear the degree is about completing the requirements and he has done that. Actually working as a scientist is the next step and publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, presenting concepts and possible theories that are falsifiable and more are the next steps. I'm not sure where this case will go from here. We'll have to wait and see. But if he's done the work he should get the Ph.D. A degree, using the products of science, doesn't make one an actual scientist. A scientist does a bit more. And one of the things is looking at the facts rather than twisting them to suit some pre-conceived beliefs.

P.S. and I know all of us at times do twist the facts to suit our beliefs, but the attitude we have should be of looking for the truth no matter where it leads rather than looking at what we believe and cherry-picking only the facts that support our beliefs.

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