So the other day Bill Nye had a debate with creationist Ken Ham. Now I'm a man of faith, but even as a Christian guys like Ken Ham embarrass me. You see, despite being a man of faith I'm also a man of reason. In fact a major reason I came to faith in Christ was examining the evidence for his resurection and concluding that it seems this man did indeed get up out of his tomb. And when someone does that, it's time to take his claims about himself seriously. And in much the same way I am an evolutionist, because that's where the evidence points. Some like Ken Ham might ask how I reconcile the two together, for that answer I could go on and on but the short version is ultimately I don't know. And I'm frankly OK with that. I'm a finite creature with a finite mind and I am perfectly content to accept the fact that I don't know everything and while I can grow and learn I never will know everything.
Now it's not as if creationists don't bring up valid points, and there are certainly a lot of things evolutionists have a hard time explaining, but there was one statement from Ken Ham that really sums up why I don't, and really can't take him seriously as a scientist or even frankly as a man. When asked what kind of evidence would or could ever change his mind Ken Ham admitted that no amount of evidence will ever change his mind.
That my friends is not science. That is not even faith. That is delusion.