Conversations with Creation Scientists

(paraphrased for brevity and clarity)

Me: Intelligent Design Theory only proposes that terrestrial life, and the universe in general, show evidence of… intelligent design.

Creation Scientist: Well, if that’s all it is, then all Creationists are IDr’s!

Me: No. First, because you make an unverifiable (but not implausible) claim about the identity of the intelligence involved. Second, Intelligent Design is an evolutionary theory. Believing that the first human being was formed complete out of a ball of mud, discounts you as an Intelligent Design theorist.
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Creation Scientist: All Christians should learn Hebrew? That’s a pretty high bar to set!

Me: Not relatively. Expecting people to accept a story as historical fact, when it flies in the face of reason to do so, is a high bar to set. Knowing what the Old Testament ACTUALLY MEANS, instead of what a biased translator wants you to hear, before you start making those demands of people–not a high bar.
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Creation Scientist: The Bible is God’s Word. You must accept it as literal fact, or you might as well be an atheist!

Me: Well, I actually know a bit of Hebrew and Aramaic…

Creation Scientist: Don’t you make an argument from authority at me!

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