There is one thing Geisler apparently said that antievolutionists have latched onto, and it is consistently mentioned in the research I have done as a historian of the issue of science and faith.
It ties to the phrase “You were not there” that Ken Ham used in addressing Bill Nye at the debate at the Creation Museum.
Ham is stating that he believes there are two types of science–really one type and the other being pure speculation.
Origins science—the natural history of the world for which there were no human witnesses as to the beginnings so all of that is speculation and is not real science at all but human opinion shaped by worldview, which he sees as bifurcated into either theistic or naturalistic with no third option.
Observational science–repeatable lab science. For Ham and Geisler, this is true science.
Geisler’s idea has permeated both the creation science and ID movements.
I wonder how ECs respond to this challenge. How do you?
Also, I am thinking of considering starting an educational nonprofit that deals with proviving pastors and professors some historical context for the science and faith interaction.
Is there any such entity in America?