You gotta appreciate this guy‘s honesty in a forum on the Answers in Genesis (Creationist) website.
He asks a question that deserves a proper, honest answer.
But this is AiG, so he’s not going to get one.
It is distressing to me when I buy Creationist materials, learn something, post it in a forum, only to be told, what I have been told is not true.
Here is an example of someone “correcting” a statement made by a Creationist in a forum, saying that mutations DO add beneficial information to an organism. He refers to a specific experiment I have no knowledge of.:
“We have observed mutation adding information to a genome. We have observed mutation adding useful information to a genome. A clonal culture of bacteria was grown over 1000 generations, and monitored throughout. It turns out, the bacteria’s DNA mutated, and the variation was then acted upon by natural selection. Even though the bacteria started out as clonal (no variation), it developed variation in its phenotype, and then responded to natural selection.”
My son wrote a paper using information from Mike Riddle, yet his geology teacher said it was full of “inaccuracies.” I was very embarrassed.
Need help refuting.
The response from Dr. Georgia Purdom is a lot of what-you’d-expect babble:
So, then, whose ideas about the past (historical science) are truth? God’s Word/God’s Truth or human reasoning/man’s truth? It appears that you have taken what scientists who do not believe in God or the authority of the Bible believe as truth rather than what scientists who do believe in God and the authority of the Bible see as truth.
Ylooshi takes apart the rest of her response much more thoroughly.
If only these well-intentioned people would go to the science experts from the beginning instead of relying on the ignorant wannabes.
(via Breaking Spells)
[tags]atheist, atheism, Ken Ham[/tags]