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To: bvw
You wrote them? Truly looney. And as ever, CYTMN, absolutely brilliant.

No, I didn't write them. I posted them. These were composed many years ago, and subsequently written down (as was the case with pretty much all creation stories).

As far as the "Truly looney" comment, that doesn't bother me.

But, riddle me this. If we now have to teach the full range of alternatives, don't you think the vast majority of time will be spent teaching stories such as these rather than the biblical version?

11 posted on 05/12/2005 5:40:13 PM PDT by Coyoteman
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To: Coyoteman
full range of alternatives

Historically it is systems of intellectual and economic tyranny and repression that prejudically limit consideration of alternatives. Such as the Holy Church that prosecuted Galileo. They demanded that people perceive the world in an artificial, proprietary way. The Sun revovled around the Earth. Didn't matter what reality was, or that people are individuals with G-d granted Liberty and Duty to see and act in the World as they can best muster -- the Prelates and Church refused to allow alternatives. For the good order of society, Church and the "glory" of god.

Today, for the good order of Educatuion, Culture and the glory of Science, the Prelates and Establishment of "Science" demand fealty to one way of interpreting reality -- designer-free evolution, G-d-less evolutionary mechanism.

Of course you turn consideration of reasoned and reasonable alternatives -- such as the obvious designed narure of Nature, and the consequent logical inference of a cunning, wise and masterful Designer -- into silliness, by raising a giant straw man, an platoon-full of straw men, you their Sergeant of silly-appearing creation stories.

Monty Pythonesque, sure -- but still an Inquisition.

Reality is snatching away the comfy chairs of the smug modern "scientists" who are more concerned with maintaining a proprietary belief system and comfortable establishment then they are fired in any deep love of exploration, curiousity or wonder about Creation and its magnificent and shrewd Design.

14 posted on 05/12/2005 6:03:23 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Coyoteman
If we now have to teach the full range of alternatives, don't you think the vast majority of time will be spent teaching stories such as these rather than the biblical version?

Since when do we have to teach all alternatives? We don't now. We don't even let the school districts decide. Judges pick 'em.

17 posted on 05/12/2005 7:02:05 PM PDT by AndrewC (Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so)
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