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Posted by S.H. Le on November 1, 1999 22:49:30 UTC

I agree that the bible may provide SOME historical facts, but even you seem to agree that these stories are exaggerated way out of proportion (ie. The more modest assertion that the flood was local and not global). After all, if you put up enough free throws, a couple are bound to go in.

Creationists/bible fanatics, have a way of taking every word in the bible literally, insisting that the bible contains absolute truth, while failing to mention all the "misses." For example, the bible says that the world was flat, the earth is the center of the entire universe, etc. etc.

In my view, this approach is unscientific. Creationism pretends to be a theory just as legitimate as evolution, but most people don't realize that it ISN'T a theory. I've research various creationism websites and have come to this conclusion. A theory is a mechanism that explains observations about the world in a rational manner. This mechanism MUST be testable, and MUST be able to make predictions. If a prediction made by the theory is false, then the theory must be revised to account for this discrepancy. If a prediction is true, our confidence in the theory grows. Creationism however, rests only on TRYING to disprove certain premises behind evolution and makes NO predictions. That is, creationism is unfalsafiable because there is no way to test it. At best it's merely another religion based on pseudo-science.

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