Re: Who's opinion should be considered:

From: Jack Haas <haas.john@comcast.net>
Date: Mon Aug 15 2005 - 11:15:27 EDT

Then there is the late Peter Jennings who did not finish his sophomore
year in high school.

I found the British more tolerant of amateurs in History of Science than
their US counterparts.

Jack Haas

Glenn Morton wrote:

> To George and Michael,
>
> When I did my year sentence in philosophy grad school, the biggest
> lesson I came away with was the utter necessity of crucial
> experiments. Philosopher after philosopher would set up his
> internally self-consistent system of thought, each of which was
> totally inconsistent with the other guy. No one could tell which, if
> any, of the systems of thought was correct. I became rather frustrated
> because I began to realize that truth was really not to be found in
> philosophy.
>
> In many ways, theology has the same problem--the lack of a means to
> determine which view is correct. That being said, I absolutely would
> agree with George that if one is to do serious theology, one
> absolutely must read the ancient theologians and the modern and they
> must then know the issues. Like most areas one deals with in life, the
> majority of people are utterly ignorant of theology (that would
> include me as well). A friend, who I have known for 25 years, who is
> also a former YEC who struggled with the geologic data, had an appropo
> saying about the geological ignorance of our fellow YECs in those
> days. He said, "Not only can most people not argue the issues, most
> people don't even know what the issues are!"
>
>
>
> glenn
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