reply to post by iterationzero
First off, I haven't accepted ANY theory, let alone a new theory... I accept my own logical evaluation of the evidence and that has led me to be
agnostic in regards to the age of the earth, because there is no direct evidence that has been presented that can lead one to any logical conclusion
regarding the age of the earth. My personal view is that both parties are interpreting the evidences both right and wrong, and some members of both
parties are just blindly accepting what they're told without checking the evidences at all.
I have stated and I will state again, I do NOT necessarily believe that the earth is 6000 years old, but I also don't believe that the interpretation
of available evidence shows that it is even millions of years old let alone, 4.5 billion years old.
My study of man, My first degree was in psychology, leads me to believe that much of what we accept as fact is what makes the groups and individuals
most confortable given their learning evnironment and belief structures, and all of the peer review in the world isn't going to change that nature or
the human inclination.
So in effect, I will always seek out actual evidences and try to logically evaluate them to the best of my ability before I will blindly accept ANYONE
I will patently state with nothing but a logical standpoint that no PROOF has been presented that the earth is older than 10K years, but then what is
a year though??
I will say that the majority of the evidence, DOES point to the earth having been here to the equivalent TIME of 4+ billion current years, but I don't
believe that the earth has traveled around the sun 4 billion times.
p.s. Here is a reason that you are probably incapable of logically evaluating the evidences for yourself, reading comprehension issues abound, I never
said that science solely relies on inductive reasoning, I said that as soon as science tried to proclaim that FACT could be assertained from inductive
logic, they were doomed to build upon errors in logic and end up farther from the truth.
Science is GREAT and is one of the best principles useable for understanding reality. It has been bastardized and modified to feed the egos and the
pocket books of the institutions of science though and is largely too corrupt to be trusted, much like the church has been in the past.
When empirical data is presented and logical evluations are used to come to belief based conclusion and it is presented as such, then science is
great. To proclaim it as the be all end all does not do the world justice though and to proclaim that those who disagree with paradigms as insane or
illogical, makes you look foolhardy and incapable of self reasoning.
edit on 18-5-2011 by Masterjaden because: (no reason given)