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Stephen J. Gould on Creationist's Need for Miracles

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The argument that the literal story of Genesis can qualify as science collapses on three major grounds:
  • The creationists' need to invoke miracles in order to compress the events of the earth's history into the biblical span of a few thousand years;
  • their unwillingness to abandon claims clearly disproved, including the assertion that all fossils are products of Noah's flood; and
  • their reliance upon distortion, misquote, half-quote, and citation out of context to characterize the ideas of their opponents.

Source: Stephen J. Gould. 1987/1988. The Verdict on Creationism. The Skeptical Inquirer Winter 87/88, pg. 186

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