Download PDF by Steve Jones: The serpent's promise : the Bible retold as science

By Steve Jones

ISBN-10: 038567063X

ISBN-13: 9780385670630

Revisits Bible tales as visible in the course of the lens of contemporary technological know-how, trying to be certain if people are rather descended from Adam and Eve and if Noah's nice flood used to be really a illustration of the top of the Ice Age.

summary: Revisits Bible tales as visible throughout the lens of contemporary technological know-how, trying to be certain if people are rather descended from Adam and Eve and if Noah's nice flood was once really a illustration of the top of the Ice Age

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Revisits Bible tales as noticeable throughout the lens of recent technological know-how, trying to make sure if people are fairly descended from Adam and Eve and if Noah's nice flood used to be truly a illustration of the tip of the Ice Age. summary: Revisits Bible tales as obvious in the course of the lens of recent technology, trying to make sure if people are fairly descended from Adam and Eve and if Noah's nice flood used to be really a illustration of the tip of the Ice Age

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The Frenchman’s logic makes sense to his intellectual descendants, but would have seemed strange indeed to his predecessors, many of whom saw their task as no more than a step towards a comprehension of divine intent. The Bible plays as a result a large (and often neglected) part in the history of science, for many of its great figures were believers in a sense that modern minds find hard to understand. Isaac Newton was less interested in the ‘Book of God’s Works’ – physics and mathematics – than in the ‘Book of God’s Words’, the Bible.

Their leaden lines dispel much of the mystery that still surrounds the King James and make many of its claims even less convincing than they appear when told in the language of four centuries ago. Its contents have also had large effects, benign or otherwise, on politics and history. George Washington felt that ‘It is impossible rightly to govern the world without God and the Bible’ and his successor John Adams imagined that if ‘a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book .

To the acolytes of the Church of the Holy Metaphor not, it seems, very much. In their capacious philosophy none, or almost none, of the events recorded in the Testaments has a connection with the physical universe: instead, from Genesis to Revelation, they are to be read as symbol, allegory, and myth. I am the last person to comment on whether my own book is, as literature or as science, any good or not: but whatever its merits or lack thereof, the response from that quarter has led me to the unexpected conclusion that, sceptic as I may be, I have more faith in the Bible than many Christians do.

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