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“MAYBE I WAS WRONG ABOUT EVOLUTION!  NO, JUST KIDDING!”

 

 

Copyright June 20, 2008 3:14 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

Updated January 21, 2011 3:49 AM CST

Copyright January 21, 2011 3:49 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

Maybe I was wrong about evolution!  No, just kidding (author is smiling)!  However, it has occurred to me that the following MIGHT, and, as you can plainly see, I emphasize the word “MIGHT,” be true:

 

It is possible that evolutionists think like this:

 

We will postulate (assume [comfortably guess] as a starting point) a certain type of universe.  In this universe, we can measure the age of things, including archaeological artifacts, fossils, continents, planets, solar systems, galaxies, and the universe itself.  We will also postulate that genetic similarity indicates birth relationship.  We will postulate a number of other things, as well.  Now, based on (1) these postulates and (2) interpretation GUIDED BY THESE POSTULATES of archaeological artifacts, fossils, etc., we conclude that all organisms sprang from a single living organism and that man is one of these organisms.

 

Now, if this is how evolutionists think, then they are simply defining a theoretical model.  In this case, if evolutionists admitted that they were simply defining a theoretical model and they could prove not that their interpretations of archaeological artifacts, etc. were true (since this they cannot do) but that their interpretations of archaeological artifacts, etc. were consistent with their postulates, we could allow any theoretical model of evolution as one of many starting points for future scientific investigation.  We must hasten to add, however, (as scientists and as scientists only) that every theoretical model of evolution is, to say the least, a weak starting point for future scientific investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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