On Sunday evening 5 June 2011, I was on a panel at a church north of Brisbane answering questions on evolution and the age of the earth.
I represented the biblical young-earth position.
The three other scientists on the panel held to various old-earth views, and were:
Jonathon Cramb, who is completing a PhD in palaeontology.
For me, a thrilling development in recent years is to see prominent theologian and seminary president, Albert Mohler, speak out on the creation/evolution debate. Mohler is President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.
On his latest blog:
There is a huge battle shaping up within evangelical circles over the authority of the Bible, a debate that will spill into the wider community and impact scientific, geological and academic realms.
The orthodox evangelical view held by the pioneers of science, including geological pioneer Nicholas Steno, is that the Bible records real history: that [...]