December 4, 2012 Leave a comment
Dr. Joshua Swamidass, “a Christian and career scientist,” wrote in the Wall Street Journal last week:
“First, the age of the Earth and the rejection of evolution aren’t core Christian beliefs. Neither appears in the Nicene or Apostle’s Creed. Nor did Jesus teach them. Historical Christianity has not focused on how God created the universe, but on how God saves humanity through Jesus’ death and resurrection. . . .
…there is simply NO controversy in the scientific world about the age of the Earth or evolution. Evidence points to a 4.5 billion-year-old planet.
The evidence for evolution is just as strong. In the past, evolution rested on ambiguous fossil evidence, but now it rests on much clearer DNA evidence that increases exponentially every month. Fully appreciating this evidence takes a lot of time, reading and patience. And it is not appropriate to “teach the controversy” in science class because there is NO ongoing debate in the scientific community comparable to the theological debate.
The evolution debate is NOT a scientific controversy, but a theological controversy about a non-central Christian doctrine.”
(My emphasis throughout)
YEC’s just need to get their logic and good-sense on. Think…we (science) have actual real evidence…you are fighting a loosing battle