Are the young earth creationists destroying our faith in science? I have been having this discussion with a few friends of mine, lately. It is a question with serious implications, for science completely supports our current civilization. We cannot become Luddites and return to a more agricultural existence, at least not everyone. The world will not support the current population level without the benefits of science. With our current problems (global warming, over population) we need science now more then ever.
Yet, the YECs have made it their primary duty to convince the world that science is wrong and a bronze age work of fiction is right, and they are gaining countless adherents. Science is entering into a stage of disrepute with the American Public. Funding is getting harder.
I know several of YECs. They are very serious, and not to be taken lightly. I feel a tremendous danger lurks ahead for our civilization.
Do you think we have much to fear? How do we fight this?