FWD: Extinction and education
Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk
Thu Sep 24 04:41:35 EDT 1998
In message <Pine.OSF.3.96.980922220423.7302B-100000 at aurora.alaska.edu> Kenelm Philip writes:
> Also, if we are to use the Bible as a source of scientific data, what
> about Psalm 93: "Yea, the world is established; it shall never be moved."
> No astronomer I know, myself included when I was one, can accept that as
> literal truth.
> I know, the Devil quotes Scripture to his purpose. But I think it's
> safer, with all due respect, to keep religious writings out of scientific
> discussions. (Now I shall bow my head and start dodging brickbats.)
> Ken Philip
> fnkpw at uaf.edu
For once. I find myself in agreement with Ken. Is this a record!
Religious ideas are best kept out of scientific discussions.
Genesis is not the only explanation of out origins derived by ancient
people. If the ancient Greek civilisation had survived doubtless we would be
arguing about Zeus rather than God.
Neil Jones- Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk http://www.nwjones.demon.co.uk/
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve
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