A YEC youtube channel reach out to me with a kind (and public) comment:
I am YEC but I have seen many of your interviews and I respect your approach. I am also fascinated by your alternative view regarding Adam and Eve. I am going to order your book and read it with an open mind. God bless.
That is kind of them, and I look forward to hearing their thoughts on the book. I means a lot me that they respect my approach.
They informally floated the idea of hosting a debate between a creationist and me.
I host debates on my channel and I just recently had Dr. Kevin Anderson on for a debate. Hes interested in more future debates. I think you would be the right person for that debate. I’ve also got Kent Hovind who is interested in a debate on whether or not universal common ancestry is based on scientitic evidence. Regardless, I have some debate opportunities you may or may not be interested in.
Kevin Anderson is a YEC who has written for AIG (https://creationwiki.org/Kevin_L._Anderson), and Ken Hovind needs no introduction (Kent Hovind - Wikipedia). I wouldn’t be interested in debating universal common ancestry, because that is a straw man, but might be interested in the common descent of humans with the great apes (the “Descent of Man”).
But I also am not sure if I should or what my criteria should be. Should I debate a creationist? Which ones should I debate? Which ones should I avoid? What rules should I ask for?
Also, this creationist has treated me with respect. I expect everyone here to refer to him with respect too. Many of us are certain he is wrong, but he also could be a friend. The instinct it is dehumanize YECs, but I insist we humanize him.