quote:After reading posts on here from others who say they are creationists, I am embarrassed to call myself one, geez! I realize people make errors (I'm really good at this, as you can probably see from my grammar), and the scientists have thier own language, but come on! The creationists make some generalized opinions and think they are stating facts that even I can see are wrong.
--I believe this tendency is inherent. An adamant fundamentalist has a far greater motivation to address the issues discussed on this board than any other. The complete lack of coherence and consensus, and the application of the pseudoscientific method in the YEC community is also a problem.. There are precious few headed in the right direction. I think the ultimate problem is that most, if not all, YEC's are too busy trying to 'prove' their religious ideas rather than work with science to determine the veracity of those ideas. This could potentially be corrected to some degree, but it just doesn't look like it is going to happen.
"...research [is] a strenuous and devoted attempt to force nature into the conceptual boxes supplied by professional education. Simultaneously, we shall wonder whether research could proceed without such boxes, whatever the element of arbitrariness in their historic origins and, occasionally, in their subsequent development." Kuhn, T. S.; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, pp. 5, 1996.