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A creationist on cosmology
A creationist arrives at an age for the universe from Biblical records. He links the fossil record with 'Noah's flood' and asserts there is no conflict between scientific evidence and Biblical creation. He doesn't believe it possible to accept scientific evidence as neutral, and mentions Isaac Newton and Richard Dawkins as examples of scientists whom he thinks interpret facts differently on the basis of their prior beliefs. This creationist argues he doesn't need evidence for faith - the Bible is truth.
Some prior introduction to the issues of science and religion, and the creationist/evolutionist viewpoint should take place before viewing this clip.
Ask students to form questions that they would pose to a creationist before viewing. After viewing, ask students how they think he would answer these questions?
Discuss whether scientific beliefs can really be neutral.
Is religion 'faith without evidence?'
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