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By and large the origins or historical science is based on man’s idea about the past, for instance, the ideas of Darwin. They are imposing [I believe] the religion of naturalism/atheism on generations of students.
It leads, therefore, RDF and others to make statements like, “scientists should not debate creationists.” The problem is that this self-perpetuating warring frenzy feeds itself.
Listen carefully to how Ham spins the quote: “People are being mine for emphasis) This is an exercise in missing the point and Ham betrays the reality — barely 60 seconds in to the debate — that he is incapable of engaging fully with what people mean by what people say.
To then suggest that “secularists” are “hijacking” the word “science” is not only to misrepresent the issue, but is worse, to perpetuate the chasm of misunderstanding, and to aggravate the fears of the religious.
Nye, on the other hand, clearly and concisely named several things that would be evidence against his views on evolution and geology.
That must have been the most stark contrast between how these two people operate and understand things, and I’m not seeing people saying that that was a good talking point for Ham.While he rattles off an impressive resume, this is, in philosophy, a fallacy known as an “appeal to authority.” Ham then suggests we need to define terms correctly, that there is “experimental/observational science” which uses the scientific method which produces medicine, technology, etc.