Re: ICR's ACTS & FACTS for May, 2005

From: Steven M Smith <smsmith@usgs.gov>
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 18:33:54 EDT

You wrote:
 <<some [English?] still have problems with americans, but I will leave
that.............................>>

I was hoping that we had both gotten over that little spat! <grin>
Although I have to admit that I enjoyed reading Churchill's perspective on
that American War of Rebellion in his History. Amazing how a little thing
like national perspective changes the way history is written.

<<Happy now>>

Yep! I knew I could count on you to set me straight. Do you have a handy
citation for Dupree's biography of Asa Gray or are you going to make me go
look it up?

Thanks again!
Steve
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   My very limited knowledge of British history has shown
> me that there has been a long history of tremendous hatred and bigotry
> between the English and the Irish for several reasons--different
cultures,
> ethnicities, and religions tempered by atrocities from both sides.
MR some still have problems with americans, but I will leave
that.............................

>
> > However, I question the implications, interpretations, and judgements
> given
> in the last two.
 Was Darwinism and 'evolutionary thinking' the reason for
> Kingsley's racism?
MR Definitely not. Anyway Darwin was not a racialist but only a racist in
today's perverted PC understanding.

  Does Kingsley actually reject and distort God's word as
> a result of Darwin?
MR No he was always a fairly orthodox so slightly liberal Anglican. He
didnt
like Roman or Anglo-catholcis and evangelicals didnt like him!!

 Or do Kingsley's words reflect the common opinions of
> his time where similar statements could be pulled from numerous writers?
MR absolutely

> ... and has AiG removed Kingsley's words from their cultural context and,
> not so subtly, used them to slant the story and push their own agenda
that
> Darwin's ideas are a cancer that destroys a man's religion?
MR what do you expect from AIG and ICR /

Lastly I suggest people follow up Asa Gray both the man and the scientist
Dupree has written a fine biography.

> These are the questions that I would put to the historians.

Happy now

Michael
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