Monday, January 09, 2006


Conflict? What Conflict?

"To me, I don't see why there has to be a big problem," said the Rev. Lloyd Jones, pastor of North Central Baptist Church. Jones comes from an unusual perspective on the subject, as a religious leader who happens to have a doctorate in electrical engineering. He's also a so-called young-Earth creationist, believing the Bible's account of creation in Genesis shows God creating life in seven days and that the Earth is thus 10,000 to 15,000 years old.

While the generally accepted age for the Earth is about 4.55 billion years, Jones teaches that religious beliefs don't have to conflict with being a serious scientist.

From an article by Nathan Crabbe in the Herald-Tribune (Florida). This piece also reports on a speech given last week by Wesley Elsberry, information project director for the National Center for Science Education, to guides at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

RSR, by the way, agrees that religious beliefs don't necessarily have to conflict with science -- as long as those beliefs don't conflict with empirically verifiable facts.


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