Posted: Oct 31, 2017 2:12 pm
by Shrunk
DavidMcC wrote:
Shrunk wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:
Shrunk wrote: Also, you seem to be drawing a fine line between "religious" and "creationist", because, if you add YEC-ers to OEC-ers, it doesn't leave many believers, does it?

Not at all. It leaves the large number of people who believe in God, but who also accept all of the findings of science as complete unto themselves and feel no need to insert supernatural beings into science. That would include close to every single believer who is performing scientific research, if we judge by the work they publish. And, I suspect, it includes the majority of researchers, period.

Why would believers believe in a god that didn't create the world, etc? It wouldn't make any sense.
Oh, wait! They probably doesn't need it to make sense, it's just an irrational belief. Silly, me, I forgot! :oops:

They likely believe God created the world. They just don't need that part included in science in order to hold the belief. That position may not hold up rationally. But so long as it allows them to practice science competently, it serves its purpose.