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Creationism and other doctrines. Was Mindforth

Jerry Avins jya at ieee.org
Thu Dec 12 17:23:10 EST 2002

jmdrake wrote:
> ...  Back when there was no health department the best way to prevent
> someone eating something potentially harmful was to make a
> religious edict.
> Regards,
> John M. Drake

We agree about much of this. Devising religious edicts to get people to
do what is good for them may at one time have been sound governance, but
it hardly leads to sound theology. Similarly, that a prophet should have
spoken of "gather[ing] the remnants from the four corners of the earth"
ought not be taken as evidence that Earth is rectangular or even flat.

Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.

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