Re: nothing new under the sun
- From: Erwin Moller <Since_humans_read_this_I_am_spammed_too_much@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 15:44:00 +0100
Erwin Moller wrote:(M)-adman schreef:Origins of science ---the bible.Once you get in the habbit of switching metaphorical and litteral
Earth is a sphere (Is. 40:22).
Number of stars exceeds a billion (Jer. 33:22).
Every star is different (1 Cor 15:41).
Light is in motion (Job 38:19-20).
Blood is a source of life and healing (Lev. 17:11).
conservation of mass and energy (Eccl. 1:9; Eccl. 3:14-15).
water cycle (Eccl. 1:7; Is. 55:10).
gravity (Job 26:7; Job 38:31-33).
There is nothing new under the sun.
interpretations to your liking, you'll be able to intrepret a book
created out of random words.
The bible is filled with metaphors. They can be useful to a person
with adequate readingskills.
It is also filled with clear nonsense and self contradicting 'facts'.
So yes, you'll easily find a few good soundbites in the bible.
But what is it excactly you are trying to say?
Are you claiming that all that science did so far is already
described in the bible?
It is not to one's liking if a thought is used as a metaphor. It is common sense and context.
Madman, answer a simple question for a change:
"Are you claiming that all that science did so far is already described in the bible?"
Such an answer would start with a Yes or No, then maybe a 'why'.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
-- C.A.R. Hoare
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