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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Ronald Bailey's Second Dispatch

I didn't get to it yesterday, but Reason's Ronald Bailey filed his second report from the 2005 Creation Mega-Conference:

Lisle agrees that God could have created a mature universe, but he harbors reservations about that "solution." Why? Supernova 1987A. Lisle points out that the star that exploded into Supernova 1987A is 170,000 light years away. Since the universe is only 6000 years old that means that the light which appears to be a supernova is actually from an object that never existed depicting an event that never happened. Lisle declares, "God would not create little movies of things that never happened." However, I am wondering how Lisle knows for sure that the heavens are not just a divine planetarium projection on a gigantic crystal sphere enclosing the solar system? Never mind.

2 Comments:

  • I used to make that same argument to church folk when I was twelve. Still holds up.

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 9:50 AM  

  • I really like this:

    "Mortenson once again explained why creationists are so eager to overthrow evolutionary theories, 'If the history in the Bible is not reliable, then its morality and theology are not reliable.'"

    Um, yeah. And since the history is obviously wrong, Mr. Mortenson, what can we conclude?

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 10:03 AM  

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