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    It doesn't "fall apart." It is either accepted, or it isn't.

    Most Christians have a problem with the deduction as I laid it out. For example, I think that the Bible is true. However, I don't think that Genesis is a history book, and it isn't written as Jewish science, either. It is a history of a people rather than a history of the world, and its real theme is, "The story of God choosing His people."

    Thus, I don't ask it to tell me what, where, how, and when all things were created exactly. I can accept that there is a creation, a starting point, and a fall, and I can accept these accounts as embodiments of those events without thinking that they are descriptions of them as events. Thus, my problem is in the second step of the deduction.

    Even more Christians have a problem with the first step. They don't believe that the Bible is a direct revelation as much as it is a general revelation. They might think that the various languages and translations, the vast gaps of time during which the Bible was transmitted orally, and all the rest dilute the revelation and introduce static.

    A deduction isn't provable, as it always starts with a belief. That belief should ideally be the product of prior logic or direct observation, but when we push back far enough, we're all working from assumptions.

    Again, the people who deny evolution are, in my view, fringe, and they're politically motivated. I was just pointing out that the debate is impossible, because we're talking about two different methods of reasoning.

    Everyone's innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 12:36:16 PM PST

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