With regard to the universe’s appearance of vast age, Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, offers this curious argument:
The universe looks old because the creator made it whole. When he made Adam, Adam was not a fetus; Adam was a man; he had the appearance of a man. By our understanding that would’ve required time for Adam to get old but not by the sovereign creative power of God. He put Adam in the garden. The garden was not merely seeds; it was a fertile, fecund, mature garden. The Genesis account clearly claims that God creates and makes things whole.
Yes, and the dinosaurs were put in the ground with the appearance of age as well. And the moon has meteor impact craters with rock fragments in them that date to billions of years because they, well, eh, . . . hmm.
Think about what Albert Mohler, as a phenomenon, means. He made it to the top of his organization—the Presidency—in spite of the fact that he believes ludicrous things.
Now think about Sarah Palin. If you think that Sarah Palin can’t take over the Republican Party, and win the presidential nomination, take note. Does anybody really believe that the Republican Party, as currently construed, is more rational than Louisville’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary?
What makes you think that the Republican Party won’t do this (elect Sarah Palin as its Presidential nominee)? And what makes you think that Sarah Palin won’t then tap people with views like Albert Mohler’s as her science advisors?
As the economy fails to turn around, and the Republican Party becomes ever more beholden to its Albert Mohlers and Sarah Palins, a Sarah Palin presidency with young earth creationist science advisors is becoming ever more plausible, isn’t it?