William Lane Craig historical Adam conference

This was the workshop I attended earlier in the year. The contributors are @Andrew_Loke , William Lane Craig, Marcus Ross, and Kenton Sparks. It was a pretty amazing workshop for reason’s I’ll get to explain later. There were several leading YECs in attendance.

Here is what WLC wrote:

Finding someone to represent the “young earth creationist” view was harder. The first two persons I invited were so paranoid that they feared this was a set-up, so they refused to participate.

And here is some of Safarti’s over the top response…

Now just because we are paranoid (arguendo), it doesn’t prove that they were not trying to set us up. However, our CEO, in correspondence with Dr Craig, pointed out that Dr Keathley had clearly misrepresented the views of biblical creationists either deliberately or, at least, in ignorance. But either way it made him an unsuitable candidate to be an ‘impartial’ editor. Dr Craig was intransigent and would not consider anyone else for the editorial role. Thus, it made us somewhat suspicious if Dr Craig was so keen to have all views represented fairly. Particularly as Dr Craig himself has also misrepresented what biblical creationists believe. For example, like Craig, Keathley insinuates that YECs really believe in fast evolution (more below), and have redefined the biblical kind to try to save appearances.

I’d love to get @Joel_Duff 's take on this.

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I was proven right that it was Dr Marcus Ross, who is definitely genuine—a Creation magazine interviewee and a most welcome guest scientist in our Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels documentary. So, to Craig’s credit, he selected a formidable proponent of YEC, as he said he intended. This is a contrast with a Three Views book in 1999 that selected YECs that hardly anyone had heard of, and who scored many own goals. It’s also a contrast to his Facebook post, in that the conference and book make an attempt to address a strong opposing case not a ‘weak man’.

That’s good for Marcus!

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I’m curious about what the strong case for YEC mentioned in that quote is supposed to be.

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Particularly as Dr Craig himself has also misrepresented what biblical creationists believe. For example, like Craig, [Keathley insinuates that YECs really believe in fast evolution], and have redefined the biblical kind to try to save appearances.

I attended a presentation where Ken Ham expressed that evolution could be “really fast”, in so many words. Is that an own goal too?

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If CMI refuses to participate then it’s hard for their views to be most accurately represented. From the tone of that article I’d speculate that they’d prefer not to participate so they can say that their views haven’t been accurately represented

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