Our charming friend Tony Breeden, of Defending Genesis, continues to be a fan of my work.
It seems to consist primarily of put-downs, spiritual one-upmanship and liberal uses of the special pleading fallacy, which isn’t all that surprising. It has long been Breeden’s specialty to present a Bible passage that only supports the young-earth view if one has already assumed a priori that the young-earth view is correct, and he does nothing different or unexpected here.
I think I can objectively say it’s not nearly as funny or fun to read as the original, but it is certainly thorough (exhaustively so) and does make efforts to be biblically based. Breeden responds to most of the questions about as well as you could expect anyone to, even though he actually seems to think he has answered the first question by … admitting he can’t answer the first question.
I include the links here in fairness, so you can see what I imagine would be the pretty standard YEC responses to the questions I posed, and offer your own thoughts if you wish (the few responses he has received thus far are from like-minded folks breathlessly praising his fine work).
Personally, I have no intention of engaging Breedon, because my one previous encounter with him was one of the most astoundingly unpleasant interactions I’ve ever had, and I write about a controversial subject that intersects science and religion. On the Internet.
If you follow my Facebook page, you may recall Breeden was the guy who responded to one of my comments with this heart-warming display of preschool fundie name-calling:
“I weep for your congregation! If we were only sentenced with spiritual death, what hope have we of physical resurrection? You undermine our Blessed Hope with your bleating, goat. You’re translating it wrong to confirm your own biases, Bible doubter.”
Yeah, he’s a real mensch. I guess when folks have got the love of Jesus way down in their hearts, it can’t help but shine through.