John W. Burgeson (
08 Oct 96 14:27:52 EDT

Dick Fischer wrote -- partially in jest, I suspect, an alternate credo for
Dean's academy:


Although there is much dispute about how, if you wish to know what and
when, consult books written by informed scientists, realizing that all humans
are fallible, and that scientific theories are revised from time to time in
the light of new evidence. If you want to know why and who, consult the
Bible, realizing that theologians are humans too."

It strikes me that this is not at all a bad credo. I like it. I would change the
closing sentence to refer to theologians in place of "the Bible," but that's a
minor point.