I read your opinion piece in the LAT. Well written ... but I think you're trying to have your cake as well as everyone else's. Obviously, Hugh Ross, Kent Hovind, Answers in Genesis, and Discovery Institute can't all be correct simutaneously, but it's quite possible they're all wrong, simutaneously.The "mainstream" scientific community, on the other hand, crosses all cultural, religious, and political boundries, and guess what? They all agree that common decent for all organic live on earth occurred over a naturalistic process that has taken roughly 3.5 billion years.The atheists are correct on this one, but it has nothing to do with their atheism.
Logic Man,Dr. Joel Martin of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County had a similar reaction to my article. http://www.christianfaithandreason.com/june_martin.html .I think Hugh Ross and the Discovery Institute are sincere in their effortst to apply the scientific method to Old Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design respectively. Young Earther Kent Hovind is in jail, and Young Earthers Answers in Genesis are demonstrably dishonest intellectually. My argument wasn't an endorsement of Hugh Ross' Old Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design, but it was a recommendation not to summarily dismiss their work.
LA Times -- not a bad forum at all.
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