Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Old Earth Creationism and The Scientific Method

I had an opportunity to briefly discuss beginnings with an old Earth creationist today. He carefully made the point that there could have been “millions of years” between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. As we talked I mentioned that there was an order to creation in Genesis 1: Earth, Light, Heaven, Land, Plants, Stars, Sun and Moon. I then told him that we had a testable hypothesis, i.e., The Earth, Light, and plants existed before the Sun, Moon or stars. The evidence suggests that this hypothesis is false. At this point he had to “be somewhere” and left. He really should have stuck with Genesis 2 wherein there is no creation order.

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