Re: Translators, David P. Brown & my "Goliath of GRAS" family of arguments!
- In Maury_and_Baty, post #11486, Robert Baty quoted David P. Brown
extensively on his comments regarding debate. As we have all noted,
David Brown is thus rather hypocritically selective in how he applies
HIS OWN points.
My only additional comment is about this one:
| 3. Was the Bible used as the ONLY
| standard of measurement in attempting
| to prove and disprove matters?
Just as I noted in a previous post on this point, if this was truly
the case, to be applied "across the board" (and I note here that
David Brown himself may not actually intend this, since he may
recognize that there are contexts in which this would simply not be
applicable - for example, trying to figure out why the refrigerator
quit working - even though his behavior on public record here in
regard to creationism indicates that he does think it applies even in
cases where the truth can be determined by empirical examinination of
the real world itself), then Christians should be completely ignoring
all scientific discovery and still teaching that the Sun orbits the
Earth, since this is exactly what is indicates by all biblical
statements that are relevant to the subject. The fact of the matter
is that the ONLY reason we know otherwise (that the Earth orbits the
Sun instead of the other way around) is by scientific study of the
Of course, David Brown, and the other young earth creationists of his
group, completely ignored this point, just as they completely ignored
many, many other relevant points in the discussion. The poor young
earth creationists simply cannot deal with reality. And THEY KNOW IT.
Which is why they deliberately ignore such points and refuse to deal
- Todd Greene
[cc: David P. Brown]