9. Why Do People Not Believe that Evolution Happened? ==>
   9.3. Specious Arguments Against Evolution ==>
     9.3.2. Nature of specious arguments ==> Arguments of Last Resort ==> God Gave The Appearance Of Age ==> Execllent Summary


The following is an excerpt from an excerpt of Professor Miller's book, Finding Darwin's God http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060175931/ref=ed_oe_h/104-4230727-8406362http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060175931/ref=ed_oe_h/104-4230727-8406362

Read the entire excerpt "The Appearance of Age: It's Morning in Creation-Land"
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"What saddens me is the view of the Creator that their intellectual contortions force them to hold. In order to defend God against the challenge they see from evolution, they have had to make Him into a schemer, a trickster, even a charlatan. Their version of God is one who intentionally plants misleading clues beneath our feet and in the heavens themselves. Their version of God is one who has filled the universe with so much bogus evidence that the tools of science can give us nothing more than a phony version of reality. In other words, their God has negated science by rigging the universe with fiction and deception. To embrace that God, we must reject science and worship deception itself."


"On a scientific basis, the claims of the creationists are especially easy to refute. Most scientists, quite rightly, have ignored the religious claims of the creationists, but those claims are worth noting if only to emphasize the insidious danger they present to both science and religion. One can, of course, imagine a Creator who could have produced all of the illusions that the creationists claim to find in nature. In order to do so, we must simultaneously conclude that science can tell us nothing about nature, and that the Creator to whom many of us pray is inherently deceitful. Such so-called creation science, thoroughly analyzed, corrupts both science and religion, and it deserves a place in the intellectual wastebasket".

There are two critical points to be made here; the biblical argument for a young earth is in direct conflict with the physical creation, and the physical creation is not merely a construct of scientific imagination but an actual, physical record of events. The Appearance of Age creationist argument claims that this is all pretend- that God just made it look that way by miracle. Science does not contend with supernatural miracles. If the universe has been hoaxed (which is certainly what we would call it if a scientist altered all their results),the creationists might expected to explain why they think this, particularly when it is directly contradicted by the Bible.