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Old August 28 2012, 04:43 AM   #74
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Re: Bill Nye: “Creationism is not Appropriate for Children”

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gturner wrote: View Post
Are you really being serious with that term?
Of course. For several centuries all scientists were young Earth creationists, including Galileo, DeCartes, Mersenne, Newton, Darwin, and everyone else.

There was no alternative to Biblical creation in the running until Lyle, Darwin, and others came up with an evidence based history of the planet, of how it came to exist and be populated with a bewildering variety of living things.

The dispute with Agassiz (one of the world's best-known scientists of his day) is a reflection of the turning away from prior scientists, to whom science was a method of looking into the mind of God during his act of creation. These creationist scientists were the ones who developed the theories, evidence, and data that finally built a framework that allowed us to move past mythical creation stories.
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