I just watched the Nye-Ham debate on YouTube. I intend to give a more thorough treatment to the debate tomorrow, but I wanted to get a couple of thoughts into cyberspace tonight as the blogoshere explodes in the aftermath.
1. Don’t keep the keg of homebrew next to the tv during a science vs creation debate. Much imbibing will ensue.
2. Citing your cadre of hack PhD ‘s may impress those who have not been in graduate school. Those of us who have are not impressed (I am can at least say I did not go to the same Oklahoma university as Fabich)
3. Evolution does not mean antiGod
4. Did Ken Ham really have to make a statement about gay marriage in a Creation/Evolution debate? No he’s a prick. (Again homebrew by the TV a bad idea)
5. Observational science/historical science is a false dichotomy. Both follow the same process called the scientific method.
6. Are we really still confusing methodological naturalism with philosophical naturalism?
7. Yes, science does make assumptions in formulating radiometric dating, the big bang, etc. But isn’t divine creation by THE CHRISTIAN God an assumption, too? (see next)
8. Why is the Bible the “Go to” book? Why not the Quaran, Taiji tushuo, or one of the Native American creation myths?
9. What is a “kind” anyway?
10. It’s okay in science to say, “We don’t know, yet.”