Mama Called the Doctor and the Doctor Said…
Have to get something off my chest. Feel free to ignore.
On an online forum that I am a member of, someone started a discussion about the NPR article Evangelicals Question the Existence of Adam and Eve. This blogpost is not about that article, but about the discussion that ensued.
It was a very interesting discussion with YECs, atheists and others in between those two ends of the spectrum contributing.
A PhD holder in the Sciences was invited to join the discussion. For privacy sake – and so as to not breach any internet etiquette – I will not reveal his name. He holds a PhD in Science and he is a YEC.
The Dr proceeded to provide historical and geological ‘evidence’ for a Global Flood by providing to links to Answers in Genesis and Institute for Creation Research!
To say that I am more than a little dismayed at this is putting it mildly. Creation Science is viewed as pseudoscience by the general science community and the Dr knows this! He should have linked to articles that have been peer-reviewed by independent, third-party, objective scientists and published in reputable journals. This is the way science is done and is the only way that will win respect in the scientific community. Instead, he chose other sources. Why? What does that say about the ‘evidence’?
My respect for this Dr has taken a turn for the worse. I felt that he was treating us like ‘poor, uneducated homeschool mums who don’t know better’ and that giving us pseudo-science is good enough.
It was as if someone went to a Medical Doctor to seek help for a medical problem and he referred said patient to Alternative Medicine.