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Posted by Harvey on June 4, 2002 21:28:01 UTC

Let's see:

***Isacc Newton was a fundimentalist.
Albert Enstien was a fundimentalist.
Galileo was a fundimentalist.***

Albert Einstein shouldn't be on your list. The other two resisted church doctrines at the time. For example, Newton explained nature as following certain laws and not the direct intervention of God who sustains the universe. Galileo was of course arrested for his support of Copernicus who held the earth was no longer the center of the universe (a belief, btw, that you have recently endorsed).

***Look at just what they have given us.***

Fallacious thinking.

***The fact is that it is not Fundimentalism that causes the problem it is the stuborn thinking that you are always right that causes this. Most of the scientific discoveries made by man were made by fundimentalists. It is evoluition that cause fundimantalists problems not science.***

I agree that evolution causes problems for fundamentalists, but we should first understand that the term 'fundamentalism' is a moving target. Fundamentalism of today would appear heretically liberal by 15th century standards. Just admitting in public that the earth is not the middle of the solar system would be seen as worthy of arrest. In order for science to develop it must have room to develop theories and have those theories supported in both funding and in passing to the youth of a society. I think if you or Sam were in the position to decide, the first thing you would do would be stop funding any science that contradicts your interpretation of the Bible. And, certainly any education would also be stopped. We can all be grateful that you are not in that position.

Warm regards, Harv

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