Squishy Words

ASK Method to Bible Challenges

by Ken Ham on June 30, 2022

Part 4

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This week we’re looking at tools for discerning truth from error. We’ve looked at “the ASK method:” who’s the authority, what’s the starting point, and how do they know what they claim to know?

Well, another tool is to watch for “squishy words” and hidden assumptions.

Honest science reports will admit which claims are based on interpretation, not factual observation. So, look for words like “maybe,” “could be,” or “we think.” These mean the claim could be completely wrong.

Keep in mind, science stories don’t always state the hidden assumptions behind the conclusions. If these assumptions include ideas that contradict the Bible, then you know they’ll be wrong.

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