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Talk:William Jennings Bryan

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It is bizarre that this article directly contradicts itself, asserting flatly in one section that Bryan was a young earth creationist and in the next that he was NOT. Which was it? --Christofurio (talk) 20:43, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

The article asserts that Bryan endorsed Bishop James Ussher's dating of the Earth as the one purportedly given by the Bible, not that he was a YEC. There's a distinction there. During the trial, while he initially disagrees with Ussher on the precise dating of the Earth's creation, he does eventually say "[Ancient Chinese civilization] would not run back beyond the creation, according to the Bible, 6000 years." However, elsewhere in his testimony, he states that he, personally, doesn't believe the Earth was created in "six days of twenty-four hours" and suggests that creation "might have continued for millions of years." ℕoir LeSable (talk) 21:20, 19 March 2019 (UTC)