Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dr. Stephen Meyer on the Age of the Earth

He also mentions his view of the age of humanity. He shares the Old-Earth Creationist (OEC) perspective which I sympathize with.

Young-Earth Creationism (YEC) errs by:

  • Combining the origin of animal and human death together.
  • Ignoring the growth-rate of flora from seeds.
  • Restricting the interpretation of the creation days to solar periods only, with a contrived rule that numbered days are solar (thus falling victim to the logical fallacy of circular reasoning).

The next speaker, Dr. Del Tackett, is YEC.

Dr. Stephen Meyer also mentions the need for Christian charity in conversations over issues that are secondary and tertiary, which he notes are sorely lacking in the OEC-YEC exchange within Trinitarian Christianity. This is a mature principle that I wholeheartedly agree with.

For further reading on why the creation days are not solar, as well as for the meaning of the creation refrain "evening and morning," see my article An Analysis of the Creation Week

In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity