Re: [asa] Empiricism, Faith and Science

From: Roger G. Olson <>
Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 00:28:37 EDT

Hi Vern,

This is just a short hit-and-run comment as per my typical posting style.

Two points: 1) Do you believe you're the inspired arbiter of this most
wonderous gematric find (or as I like to refer to it "bibliomancy")? 2)
This is an issue I don't recall being brought up before, but how does your
putatively inspired bibliomancy in any way imply the egregious abortion of
empiricism that's the modern YEC movement? You might want to flesh out
the connection.

Point 2 is more interesting to me than point 1, since the latter is
intuitively obvious.


> Paul,
> The numero-geometric patterns that currently inhabit Genesis 1:1 were not
> there when these words were first recorded. It required the introduction
> of the Hebrew scheme of alphabetic numeration some centuries later (circa
> 200 BC) to lay the foundation for a corresponding number structure - the
> addition of the 'aleph tau' along the way completing the process. It
> seems clear that these phenomena were appointed to be 'hatched' in our
> day; it therefore follows that the _current text_ is the one to which we
> must refer - and this is amply borne out by the intense richness of the
> resulting numerical tapestry.
> Vernon

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