Tipler quote

From: Carol or John Burgeson <burgytwo@juno.com>
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 09:24:02 EDT

Glenn wrote: >>But I am convinced what Tipler says about the preferred
relationship between theology and science is true:"Of course, the real
reason modern theologians want to keep science divorced from religion is
to retain some intellectual territory forever protected from the advance
of science. This can only be done if the possibility of scientific
investigation of the subject matter is ruled out a priori." (Tipler 1994,
p. 7)">>

This is a classic case of ascribing to others motivations which, in
essence, cannot ever be known. That Tipler may be correct (at least about
SOME theologians) is probably (though not certainly) true. That he is
incorrect about SOME theologians is almost certainly NOT true at all.

Tipler sets up a class "modern theologians" and ascribes to this class
base motivation. In so doing, he says more about himself than any who
might belong to that class.


2.9979 x 10**8 m/s, not just a good idea, it's the law.
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