The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Reason at the Creation Conference.

Reason Magazine's Ronald Bailey is at the 2005 Creation Mega-Conference. Here's a snippet:

I was surprised to learn from the theologian John Whitcomb, co-author of the seminal creationist book, The Genesis Flood (1961), that Noah's ark carried 1,000 different kinds of dinosaurs as well as all of the other species. Whitcomb's book has sold more than a quarter of a million copies in English. The conferees revere Whitcomb—he is the only speaker so far who has merited standing ovations.

Whitcomb doesn't just take godless evolutionists to task; he is also critical of Christians who accept progressive creationism or intelligent design. Progressive creationism as represented by Dr. Hugh Ross fails because Ross accepts (1) the Big Bang; (2) that animals were supernaturally and periodically created over many millions of years; (3) that Adam's rebellion did not introduce death into the animal kingdom for the first time; and (4) that the Flood was local to Mesopotamia.



  • Good lord. That whole thing is a must-read. That is some frightening stuff. Is there no hope for America?

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 5:08 PM  

  • When I was about 6 years old it occurred to me that dinosaurs were too big to fit on the Ark even if they had still been alive (just in case a few had survived in secret y'know). Apparently such advanced reasoning was beyond Whitcomb's capacity.

    By Anonymous Scott H, at 5:36 PM  

  • If you can remember the 2005 Creation Mega-Conference, you weren't really there.

    By Anonymous Timothy Leary, at 7:54 PM  

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