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Creationism Seminar: Send in the Cavalry!

September 28th, 2007 · Posted by Who Knows? · 5 Comments

Creation Seminar

Creation Seminar

Details

Details

Apologies about the short notice, but tomorrow there is a “Creationism Seminar” in Stellenbosch. Gary Bates from Creation Ministries International is touring South Africa, visiting a number of other venues as well, including Gauteng. For more information and the touring schedule, see Creation – A Matter of Life and Death.

As much as I am champing at the bit to go to this thing, I have a thesis to finish; I will make up my mind tomorrow morning. I hope there are a number of people there that can expose their lies, just bear in mind: battling creationists effectively is a specialist job. (Still, battling ineffectively is fun, so go ahead anyway!)

The details:
Saturday 29 September, 9.00am-12.30pm, Creation Seminar, Sanlam Hall, Neelsie Student Centre, University of Stellenbosch
Session 1: The Big Picture
Session 2: UFOs, Aliens & the Bible
Session 3: Dinosaurs, Their Real Place in History

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hugo // Sep 28, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    If you want to “contribute” to the debate, you’d probably have to do your homework well. As usual, wikipedia provides a starting point: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_Ministries_International

    They use the “Historical-Grammatical” method for reading and interpreting the Bible. They take see this assumption about the Bible as similar to the assumption of a naturalistic process, an assumption which they claim underlies evolution. They believe they embrace the scientific method…

    Potentially useful questions: “Is your theory falsifiable? I.e., is there any test that could be performed, that if the test succeeds, would cause you to reconsider your young-earth assumption?” The scientific method is about trying to disprove any theories it comes up with. The harder you try and the more you fail to disprove a theory, the more trust can be placed in that theory. (To accept the theory as scientifically sound, thus, there needs to be an opportunity to disprove it.)

    Hopefully I will be there to ask this question…

  • 2 Bertus! // Sep 28, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Ek weet van ‘n paar dosente uit die Natuurwetenskappefakulteit wat gaan. Ek sou, maar dis te ver om te ry.

  • 3 Hugo // Sep 28, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Ah, sweet… ek wonder of hy aspris eerste UCT en Stellenbosch doen. Handel eers die Universiteite af, kry bietjie oefening, kry dit uit die pad uit… voor hy verder die unwashed masses gaan brainwash…

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