Getting to be as flat as the "flat earth" argument [Excerpts]
"It’s as old as the hills [although, not millions of years old], and twice as dusty," the saying goes (about something that has become trite after a time).
That's the sentiment this author had in watching yet another evolutionist mock a belief in a literal creation by likening it to believing in a "flat earth." Most recently . . . Dr. Alan Wolfe of Boston College . . . declared to the TV audience: "To teach kids that creationism explains something about the world is no different than teaching them that the earth is flat."
[O]ver the years, evolutionists have found it easier to resort to such scoffing (and ad hominem arguments) rather than to use rational, scientific arguments against those who reject evolution and accept a literal Genesis . . . . Dr. Wolfe was essentially telling several million viewers that if creation is to be allowed in public schools, then the flat-earth theory should as well.
Such a silly, cavalier attitude about the burgeoning pro-creation, anti-evolution movement may backfire in the long run, as the public tires of seeing highly credentialed evolutionists make nonsensical arguments like the hackneyed flat earth analogy to creation. If anything, it helps further reveal the bankruptcy of this worldview when they resort to such flimsy arguments. How?
You see, the theory of "molecules-to-man" evolution is outside observational science, but the shape of our earth is not. Even a layperson today can observe that the earth is not flat:
The earth’s roundness can be seen as a shadow on the moon during a lunar eclipse.
We’ve all seen photos of a spherical earth taken by spacecraft circling the earth.
Even people in ancient times saw ships disappear over the horizon, and knew (centuries before Columbus) that the earth was round.
In addition, Isaiah:40:22 (that book was written many centuries before the time of Christ) talks about the sphericity of the earth.
We can only hope that scoffers like Dr. Wolfe will have the opportunity to study the Bible for themselves and see that science, properly interpreted, does not contradict God’s Word in any way. Such [an] attitude about the authority of the Bible has eternal consequences for those who reject the Bible as God’s Word and its message of salvation through the Creator and Redeemer, Jesus Christ (Mark Looy, Answers in Genesis, April 19, 2005).