Re: John Murray 1840 young earther

From: george murphy (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 09:27:40 EST

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    Michael Roberts wrote:

    > Winchester is one of the worst and I enclose what I wrote in a review of The
    > Map that changed the World.;
    > ".... He refers to the "church" negatively some
    > thirty times and it gets tedious. His prejudice surfaces most blatantly on
    > p29, 'The hunch that God might not have done precisely as Bishop Ussher had
    > suggested,., was beginning to be tested by real thinkers, by rationalists,
    > by radically inclined scientists who were bold enough to challenge both the
    > dogma and the law, the clerics and the courts.'' .............................

    Michael -
        In addition to things you point out, note the implication here that Ussher
    wasn't a "real thinker.'
    Of course this is nonsense, as pointed out by - among others - Gould in his
    essay "Fall in the House of Ussher".



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

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