Evolution

Alan Allegra inpri at lehigh.edu
Tue Dec 31 09:12:37 EST 1996


In article <E38HJ6.8G2 at midway.uchicago.edu>, mg16 at midway.uchicago.edu says...
>
>In article <5a8h75$re1 at fidoii.cc.lehigh.edu>,
>Alan Allegra <inpri at lehigh.edu> wrote:
>>For those who are unwilling to accept theology (the queen of the sciences)
>        Lousy paraphrase. The quotation is "Mathematics is the queen of the
>        sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics." I think it's
>        due to Bertrand Russell, or possibly Eric Temple Bell.
>
>>I highly recommend "Darwin's Black 
>>Box:  The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution" (The Free Press) by Professor 
>>Michael J. Behe of Lehigh University.
>        You might also recommend the op-ed article Behe published in the
>        _New York Times_ several weeks back, and the letters to the
>        editor published in response.
>
>Mark
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Mark,

Thanks for the correction. Actually, I don't remember ever hearing the qupte 
you mentioned, but I have heard the theology one. The point is that one's 
theology (and everyone has a set of beliefs about God) colors their entire 
worldview, including science. Hence the queenship.

Later,

Alan




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