Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Haha! This is worthy of being quoted on my blog:

The famous Thomas Huxley, Darwin's protege, once said this regarding his debate on evolution with the Bishop of Oxley: "I'd rather be an ape than a bishop." HAhhahhaahhahaaa! So true! Furthermore, quoting from AP/Yahoo news: "In an 1860 debate... the bishop asked Huxley which side of his family was descended from an ape. Huxley famously replied, "If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling, it would rather be a man, a man of restless and versatile intellect, who ... plunges into scientific questions with which he had no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice."

11 Comments:

Blogger Semperviva said...

i think its amusing how Darwin's wife was like all worried and shit that his evolution theory like somehow discredited religion.

funny... cuz its not like the "how" would really matter for God either way, you know?

christians freaking out over nothing drives me crazy, ye of little faith... oi chiwa...

10/11/2005 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

why is Gerald Schroeder on your lists of favorite books?

10/11/2005 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Why not?

10/11/2005 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

i thought u diden't like him remember u told me NOT to read him even though i did anyway of course and since he's all into proving that God does exist and all... juss curious thats all... woulden't u be like confused if i listed like, i dunno, like voltaire as my favorite author? ( just since his views are completely in contradiction to the things I stand for and such) and that seems analogous to you putting schroeder on your fave authors list, that it all

10/11/2005 08:18:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Actually, when I first read Schroeder, he totally impressed me with his unique perspective of fusing relativist theories and quantum theories with the proposition that the Bible is an accurate (though symbolic) account of the actions and interventions of a true God in this world (and the creation of this world).

Ofcourse, as my own understanding of the whole issue grew, (as you would say, I gained wisdom and "love")... I was able to spot flaws and biases in his arguments.

I think I told you not to read it... and was not serious about it... ofcourse, I would be against ANY such kind of censure... because I may have wanted to "save" you from his persuasiveness because he is really good at it.

Even an Atheist has his own agenda, you see! ;-)

10/11/2005 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

what flaws because, it goes without saying, he can have multiple errors of thought and still be correct on many of his premises...

10/11/2005 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

oh- of course i diden't listen to you... lol, I like him.

Him, and Justin Martyr and Saint Peter and Saint John all have the same approach-

the faith and reason in harmony thingy majigger...


its an old idea, Schroeder's not really anything groundbreaking ;)

10/11/2005 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

he simply takes an OLD idea, that of, all sciences are in harmony with Theology, that all sciences do not conflict with the Science of God, that faith is based on HARDCORE EVIDENCE... and reconciles an old faith with new knowledge of quantum science- really fascinating

10/11/2005 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

hahaha what do i mean by hardcore evidence- take it as as you will-

(peter and john are adament about it that's for sure)

10/11/2005 08:51:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

2 Peter 1:16, 1 John 1

10/11/2005 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

BYeeebyee jerry!

10/14/2005 01:44:00 PM  

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