On another blog/forum a interesting point came up that is always relevant in the great Creation-Evolution Revolution discussions of our times.
Always, creationists, get thrown at us that the experts/scientists decide what is true about the biological, geological, cosmological origins for the universe. THEN they invoke arguments as if to persuade the public based on the merits of the evidence.
Creationists and good guys everywhere ae offered authority and then arguments in a contradictory way.
What is a expert/scientist is these matters.
Surely the scientist , at a atomic level dealing with basic laws in human ability, is someone who has a knowledge base, passing a threshold, in a subject and then, importantly, is intellectually engaged in figuring out new knowlegge about same subject.
A scientist is a activist in intellectual discovery, regardless of accomplishment. Science is only a verb. Never a noun.
Therefore a scientist is ANYONE, regardless of degrees from education institutions, who has this knowledge base/activism.
Therefore any YEC/ID creationist etc is a scientist or as much a scientist as any opponent regardless of degrees on the wall.
The degrees mostly come from memorizing things that any thoughtful person who is interested will memorize over the years. Now I’m told that getting some degrees does demand innovative work. I question how innovative from the nature of it all and my observation in such papers written for the final degrees.
Anyways God is the first scientist and then anyone, human, who has applied thier intelligence to it with crossing thresholds of knowledge and serious attempts to figure things out.
Therefore I think on TSZ everyone , literally, is a scientist who is regular. Not just those who in their mid twenties got some stupid degree signifying very little. Then just teaches but still says they are a scientist. They are not if not activated.
Is this correct or revolution in the wrong way??