9/22/2003 03:21:00 PM
"At least one of these claims--the claim that the universe is young--is very hard to square with a variety of types of scientific evidence: geological, paleontological, cosmological and so on. Nonetheless a sensible person might be convinced, after careful and prayerful study of the Scriptures, that what the Lord teaches there implies that this evidence is misleading and that as a matter of fact the earth really is very young. So far as I can see, there is nothing to rule this out as automatically pathological or irrational or irresponsible or stupid."
--Alvin Plantinga, "When Faith and Reason Clash: Evolution and the Bible"