Originally posted by Zahlanzi
YEC assumes(among other things) that God created the world about 6000 years ago. Any isotope dating is irrelevant because God in his infinite wisdom created all things as if having history. as such, trees have rings and rocks seem to be having 4 billion years. What would the reason be god created things this way is another story. perhaps just to make fun of ...[text shortened]... res.
To me, the logic(so to speak) of both theories is exactly the same. what do you think?
I think you are right -both theories stem from exactly the same kind of unqualified assumption that the world is made to appear to be something radically different from what it is.
One aspect of your second theory is that if it was true, then literally every historical account in the Bible would be false (even I wouldn’t believe that!) and the was never a Christ (nor Romans that nailed him to a cross).
Another aspect of your second theory is that if it was true, then literally every historical account of scientific discovery would be false. It would mean that all so called “scientific facts” where never actually discovered! -at least not any that are supposed to be discovered before last Thursday. In fact, no scientific facts would even have ever come from any conceived theory that was then subsequently tested.
This would mean that if your second theory is true then, for all we know, the Earth could be flat and not round and shaped like a laughing monkey doing finger gestures -it is just that few people have noticed this yet from last Thursday and anyone that has has either keep it to themselves in fear of being ridiculed or foolishly haven’t kept it to themselves and HAVE been ridiculed.