In the process of debating things in other threads, this thought formed in my head. I thought it best to express in a new thread because the other ones are so . . . convoluted.
In any event, I imagined a dialogue between a Creationist and a Conventional scientists (that is someone who believes in the conventional science on the matter). For ease of typing, I will use "C" for the Creationist" and "S" for the conventional scientist.
I admit this is not perfect, but I'm trying to wing this off the top of my head in as short a time as possible for the sake of getting a discussion going (and because my time is limited).
C: The Big Bang theory goes against Scripture.
C: "For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." (Exodus 20:11)
S: What are "the heavens"?
C: "Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. (Genesis 1:14-19)
S: So the heavens would be the sun, the moon, and the stars and the expanse that they are in?
S: How about galaxies.
C: They are included.
S: How do you figure?
C: The simply are included in "the stars".
S: But galaxies could not be seen with the naked eye. The concept of galaxies was not in the paradigm of any ancient culture.
C: It does not matter.
S: This is making no logical sense whatsoever.
C: It does not matter, either you believe the Bible or you don't.
S: But galaxies are not mentioned in the Bible.
C: It does not matter, they are included with the stars.
S: By what passage do you base this claim?
C: No passage is needed. [The author is open to someone else filling in C's words.]
S: When we see the images of galaxies through our telescopes, we see galaxies at different stages of development. From these we can make discernments on how galaxies are formed. Likewise, when we look at nebulae, we can see the birth of stars. When we look at various stars, we can see the aging and death of stars. Why should I believe our galaxy is any different from any other galaxy in its formation, and why should I believe our sun is different than any other star in its formation?
C: The Creation was a unique spiritual event. It goes against and defies all other created things.
S: But you said the stars were created in one day. Yet we see stars being born and stars dying. We see the remnants of dead stars.
C: It does not matter. You either believe the authority of the Bible or the authority of science.
Anyway, I have more thoughts to formalize. But that's a start if anyone wants to comment.