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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The God of the Gaps

In this talk Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the point that some of the most eminent scientists have invoked Intelligent Design, but only in areas of science that they did not understand!

As the Bible is clearly a book of religious ideas (Christians would say religious truths) it is therefore clearly absurd to treat it as a scientific textbook. As Tyson indicated Galileo made the same point more eloquently when he wrote ...

I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree: “That the intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how heaven goes.”

The source for this quotation is his Letter to Christina, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, (at the bottom of the eleventh paragraph - footnote 8).

The eminent ecclesiastic was probably Cesare Baronio.

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