Re: [asa] Augustine and Young Earth Creationism

From: gordon brown <gbrown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri Mar 02 2007 - 19:05:47 EST

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, D. F. Siemens, Jr. wrote:

> There is no question that Augustine was brilliant, but he was a creature
> of his time. Someplace he argued that the antipodeans could not exist
> because they would fall off.

I will have to look this up to make sure, but my recollection is that in
"City of God" Augustine said that if there were land in the anipodes, it
would be too far away for descendants of Adam and Eve to have swum or
sailed there and populated it.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395

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