Thankyou for posting this. I have just read it and it was very helpful. I have not read much in this kind of vein before, I am only familiar with ID books (Behe's DBB, Edge, Dembski's Design Inference, Johnson's Darwin on Trial and Meyer).. Can you recommend a good book to explore this more that is intelligent but not too high-level technical?
Kurt Wise? His primary argument, as he admitted, is that his Bible would fall to pieces if he cut out all the verses that mentioned "creation." He's a YEC legacy and still gives students tours of caves, telling them "they were carved out by Noah's Flood." Meanwhile, Wise's fellow teacher at Byran College, a biologist, a younger fellow, has this to say about the theory of evolution: Prof. Todd Wood of Bryan College admits:Evolution is not a theory in crisis. It is not teetering on the verge of collapse. It has not failed as a scientific explanation. There is evidence for evolution, gobs and gobs of it. It is not just speculation or a faith choice or an assumption or a religion. It is a productive framework for lots of biological research, and it has amazing explanatory power. There is no conspiracy to hide the truth about the failure of evolution. There hasreally been no failure of evolution as a scientific theory. It works, and it works well.
Also, speaking of Bryan College in Tennessee, the college lies near the town where the Scopes Trial was held, a bastion of creationism. But at least one young lady left the young-earth creationist fold, and also composed a memoir titled, EVOLVING IN MONKEYTOWNShe also has a popular blog. You should visit it. http://rachelheldevans.com/blog