RE: [asa] YEC sub-group & fiction

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Sat Jan 24 2009 - 11:39:46 EST


My interest in C.S. Lewis is only in this theological books and not his fiction---of course, atheists do not make that distinction: for them all is fiction. It is true that the description of Nature is based more and more at the very small scale and so to the level of interest of the physicists. Pictures or visualizations are only aids to the physical content of the mathematical equations.

From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Wallace []
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [asa] YEC sub-group & fiction

Alexanian, Moorad wrote:
> Dear John,
> There are many of us that TV is C-SPAN, History Channel, Military Channel, News Channels ( often, FOXNEWS) , Discovery Channel, National Geographic, etc. What do you make of these people? I just read “The Shack” but still I am totally sold on C.S. Lewis. I like things distilled rather than embellished. I believe reality is much more interesting that what the human mind can literally create. After all my parents were survivors of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turks, which sets a measure of what is important and what is less so. Knowing that many of your uncles, aunts, and your two grandfathers were killed even before you were born is quite raw reality. She sough solace in Scripture and raised us reading Scripture specially the Book of Proverbs. BTW, I am a practicing physicist.
I have no objection to fiction although I found neither Pilgrims
Progress nor the Narnia Series got my attention.

In my reading of Physics it has been pointed out that the
pictures/models of the physical world being presented were not what the
physicist really accepted. The physicists really accept the
mathematical equations. I wonder if those that object to fiction also
object the models/pictures/fiction presented in physics education.
Certainly not all fiction is appropriate but rejection of fiction as a
whole seems to reject much of the richness of life. I found Screwtape
Letters helpful.

Dave W

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