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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

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Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Well, that seems to be your opinion, not held by the "big names" in creation science, such as Ken Ham, who founded the "Creation Science Foundation" for instance. And read the biographies of other prominent Creationists, and you'll see that they promote "creation science."
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
So your argument is that Creation science isn't science? And you think that it's the non-creationists who are responsible for confusion? You have to admit that sounds pretty absurd... calling something "science" that you also claim "isn't science", then blaming other people for confusion.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
A related question could be asked about Judaism and Islam. They both follow the Genesis creation account, yet "Creation Science" is pretty much exclusively a Christian phenomenon. But that would be attacking the question from a religious standpoint rather than a scientific one--which may make for a reasonable followup question. For this question, I'm interested in the scientific (and/or historical--if as you claim, that is somehow separate) aspect.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Yet this is not the case. Creation Science theories are not accepted, even by a small minority of non-Christians. What explains this discrepancy, if indeed Creation Science is, as its proponents claim, valid science?
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
There are many secular or non-Christian religious scholars who regard the Bible as historical, to varying degrees. And there are many Christians who believe the Bible is reconcilable with science (far more than there are Creationists, by the way). My point is: Creation Science proponents claim to present scientific theories, which reconcile a young earth with scientific observation. If these theories held water (as any other minority scientific theory in history), then these theories should stand on their own, and would be recognized, perhaps quite slowly, by non-Christians as valid...
Mar
25
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about language learning and not about Christianity.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Of course I want an answer. What makes you think I don't? I could ask the same question of Dianetics then, but this isn't scientology.SE. If the answer is "CS only makes sense within a narrowly-defined Christian world view" then I guess that's the answer, but that answer is also admitting, then, that the theory is neither scientific nor historical, since both science and history make sense outside of a Christian worldview. I would assume, and hope that a creationist would have a better answer than this.
Mar
25
comment If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God how did the Lord Jesus show His “hands and feet” after the resurrection?
I think you need to start by asking "What does it mean that blood and flesh cannot inherit the Kingdom of God".
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
I mean that nobody looks objectively at the facts, and comes to the conclusion that the creation science theories stand on their own. The only people who believe creation science makes any sense are those who are pre-disposed to want to believe it.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
No, that's not what I asked. Read the question again. I asked how proponents of "creation science" explain the lack of non-Christian buy-in.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
They are related, but that doesn't make this question the least bit related to ID. I don't have any problems with ID. I have some serious problems with CS. This would be why I'm asking this question.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
@curiousdannii: So you're agreeing with me that they are different, right?
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
No, I didn't ask that. I asked how they explain this blaring lack of non-partisan support for their theory.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
@MatthewMoisen: They clearly are not at all the same. "Creation science" is one, fairly narrow interpretation of Intelligent Design. Some obvious differences: ID came well after CS. CS denies evolution, ID does not.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Okay, but this doesn't address the question. If this "historical science" holds any water, why do only people with a pre-conceived agenda think it makes any sense? If it's a good theory (scientifically, historically, or otherwise), one would expect that at least one atheist or other non-Christian would see it as valid on its own merits. Why isn't that the case? You haven't addressed this point.
Mar
25
comment What is meant by a new heaven and new earth?
Well, not necessarily their denomination, but the denomination from which they want an answer. But more generally, the question shows a huge lack of understanding. A much better question, IMO, would be "What is meant by a new heaven and new earth?" The question is worded as a trap... not as an opportunity to learn.
Mar
25
comment What is meant by a new heaven and new earth?
What makes you think that "The new heaven and the new earth" are literal? What makes you think they are different than heaven?
Mar
24
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
I have seen that, but intelligent design is quite a separate issue from "creation science."
Mar
24
comment Does anyone have a good definition of “Evangelical”?
The term is quite broad, making a "specific" definition quite difficult. So I'm still not sure what else you're hoping for...
Mar
24
comment Does anyone have a good definition of “Evangelical”?
So that doesn't answer my question: What are you looking for that google and Wikipedia don't provide?