Wednesday, May 09, 2007

One quarter of professional biologists doubt evolution

This is not true, but imagine if it were.....

Gary Habermas writes 'Of these scholars, approximately 75% favor one or more of these arguments for the empty tomb, while approximately 25% think that one or more arguments oppose it. Thus, while far from being unanimously held by critical scholars, it may surprise some that those who embrace the empty tomb as a historical fact still comprise a fairly strong majority.'

Habermas on the resurrecion

If one quarter of professional biologists doubted Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection, creationists would be trumpeting that fact from the rooftops and claiming that the theory was in enormous trouble.

Even I would claim that the theory of natural selection was controversial if one quarter of professional biologists disputed it.

If 25% of astrophysicists thought there were good arguments against the Big Bang, would Big Bang theory be a) undisputed or b) controversial?

Even defenders of the resurrection have to admit that their theories are in big trouble.

4 Comments:

Blogger Hallq said...

A better comparison, I think, would be with a study finding that 75% of Quran scholars belive Muhammed could not possibly have written the Quran without divine assistance. Biblical scholarship is a field that's always been dominated by Christians. What really amazing, perhaps, is that so many Christian scholars have left Christianity over the course of their studies.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Steven Carr said...

Is that an existing study?

11:40 AM  
Blogger Stoned-Campbell Disciple said...

Steven I appreciate you dropping by my blog. It is obvious we have different perspectives.

For hallq, there are some folks who have left their faith because of their journey through biblical scholarship. That proves nothing however. There are plenty that have not. And then there are folks who have embraced Christian faith as a result of critical scholarship. Those kinds of arguments do not carry any weight in the slightest.

Shalom,
Bobby Valentine

4:24 PM  
Blogger abtruth said...

very true bobby

truth has a majority of one

11:26 PM  

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