Originally Posted by orangebird
I haven't read the books you linked. The Evolution Hoax Exposed (also known as why colleges breed communists), no I haven't read it. Though, written in 1941, it was clearly not a scientific work, but something written by a biblical literalist and not something I would normally bother spending my time reading. I might try to get it from the library next time I go, for kicks.
l olive, I agree. It almost seems pointless trying to offer scientific evidence to someone who relly doesn't accept or rely on scientific evidence anyway, it starts to get silly.
Especially the Blind Watchmaker argument brought up. Um, if life is something that clearly
needs a "maker" then how does the maker, who is obviously even more complicated than the life she created, not need an even more complicated maker to have made her?
Funny stuff, that is.
OK, now on to the Genesis Flood book. Um, written in 1960? I went to your link and it had all really bad reviews, even from creationists. I can tell you, even though I accept the findings of the scientific method, I am sure you could find much better more modern books on your side of the argument. Even though I disagree with him strongly, Behe has been really popular amongst creationists and they think he has scientific merit (I don't think he does, but your pickings are really slim)
Ok, since I spent 4 years of college studying your side of the argument, I think you should perform due diligence and at least read the two books above regarding the other side's position. It wouldn't even take you a semester!
Catholics and anyone who believes in the inerrancy of the Bible believe the Truth that God has revealed.
The watchmaker metaphor is the classic one used in the Catechism.
The theological definition of 'faith' is to give your intellectual assent to that Truth which God has revealed. There is no 'creator' for God Himself because as He said, "I AM who AM." He is the Alpha and the Omega. He was, is and always will be, as we pray in the Glory Be.