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To: YHAOS; Alamo-Girl; hosepipe
we need a little perspective restored; we need to be reminded that science is the handmaiden of philosophy. Specifically, Western Civilization science and Western Civilization philosophy. Science didn’t invent Western Civilization; Western Civilization invented science and, on the whole, it has turned out to be one of its happier inspirations.

What a beautiful essay/post, YHAOS!

Fortunately, not all scientists disparage this tremendous cultural legacy. And not all have written off God. Here's Francis Collins, Director of the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute on the Bible:

When you have for the first time in front of you this 3.1-billion-letter instruction book that conveys all kinds of information and all kinds of mystery about humankind, you can't survey that going through page after page without a sense of awe. I can't help but look at those pages and have a vague sense that this is giving me a glimpse of God's mind.

Thank you so much YHAOS for your truly beautiful post!
596 posted on 06/13/2007 9:37:20 AM PDT by betty boop ("Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -- A. Einstein)
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To: betty boop
And not all have written off God. Here's Francis Collins, Director of the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute on the Bible:

I think he was talking about the human genome, but I'm sure he intended to refer to the Bible, even though his number would be off by three orders of magnitude.

597 posted on 06/13/2007 11:12:32 AM PDT by js1138
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To: betty boop
3.1-billion-letter instruction book that conveys all kinds of information

Information is irrelevant.

602 posted on 06/13/2007 11:36:12 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: betty boop; Alamo-Girl; hosepipe
Fortunately, not all scientists disparage this tremendous cultural legacy.

True. Unfortunately, far too many do disparage this legacy, and remove their surest intellectual protection thereby.

603 posted on 06/13/2007 11:39:14 AM PDT by YHAOS
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