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

From: Steven M Smith <>
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 18:33:54 EDT

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

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!
 Steven M. Smith, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
 Box 25046, M.S. 973, DFC, Denver, CO 80225
 Office: (303)236-1192, Fax: (303)236-3200
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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
> ethnicities, and religions tempered by atrocities from both sides.
MR some still have problems with americans, but I will leave

> > 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
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
> 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

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