Accuracy of fossil dating methods
Pre-Adamism thus became the scientific justification for slavery, and a defense for racism.
And leading ‘progressive creationist’ Hugh Ross teaches something similar when he says that “bipedal, tool-using, large-brained primates roamed Earth for hundreds of thousands (perhaps a million) years”.
Ross does not believe in biological evolution, although he accepts cosmic and geologic evolution and the evolutionary timescale.
For example, Ross stated on his website in 1997: “Starting about 2 to 4 million years ago God began creating man-like mammals or ‘hominids.’? They did not worship God or establish religious practices.
These creatures stood on two feet, had large brains, and used tools. In time, all these man-like creatures went extinct.
Such a mindset overlooks the fact that where modern science deals with origins, it is based on strict naturalism (the humanistic view that all phenomena can be explained in terms of natural, not supernatural, causes and laws).