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I take a very low view of “climates of opinion.” In his own subject every man knows that all discoveries are made and all errors corrected by those who ignore the “clmate of opinion.” –C. S. Lewis, THE PROBLEM OF PAIN

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Re: (11): You tell 'im (i.e., Darwin's bulldog), Dr. Davidson.j
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Truths cannot end as superstitions because they are absolute. Otherwise they are not truths. "All great truths begin as heresies." Georhe Bernard Shaw That is what I keep trying to tell them George. They just don't listen! "A past evolution is undeniable, a present evolution udemonstrable." John A. DavisonJohn A. Davison
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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - the steel Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) "You blows who you is..." Satchmo, Louis Armstrong, tickling the ivory amidst the pearly gates and "...blowin some new tunes with Gabriel"Michaels7
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"History warns us, however, that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions..." -- T.H. Huxley (1880)j
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More disquieting still is Professor D. M. S. Watson's defense. "Evolution itself," he wrote, "is accepted by zoologists not because it has been observed to occur or... can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible." Has it come to that? Does the whole vast structure of modern naturalism depend not on positive evidence but simply on an a priori metaphysical prejudice. Was it devised not to get in facts but to keep out God? ~ http://bevets.com/equotesl2.htm#clewisbevets
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The Nitty Gritty Hey Son, where you goin' Across the sands of time? No footprints to follow, No feet seen behind. Can you see where you're goin? Do you wonder where you've been?Are you in a place called heaven Or is hell around each bend? You've got to learn to tale it easy And to rest awhile each day. Stop and think about tomorrow. Set some signs along the way. For life is what you make it. Don't let others steer you wrong. Love and laugh, live and take it. Drown your tears in a song. Take a little bit of heaven. Raise a little bit of hell. You've got to live to learn the difference Or your song will never sail. Son, don't ever build a mountain You cannot climb alone. Set the beat and face the music If no others sing along. If you want to build a highway For folks to walk upon, Make sure you make it two-way And travel with a song. For who will want to follow A fellow to the end, If they don't know where he's goin' And they don't know where he's been. See, the world will not remember Even signs stuck in the sand.Don't be preachin' without teachin' Don’t play God, just be a man. If the world will not accept you And you've given all you can, Call for help when help is needed And I'll meet you in the sand. So kiss the Son, you sons of leaven. Bow your knee, you kings of sin. I'll not slay my son for heaven. I'll not tell him where I've been. ZeroZero
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Bob Dylan... "Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist Before they're allowed to be free? Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head, Pretending he just doesn't see?" "Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won't come again And don't speak too soon For the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who That it's namin'. For the loser now Will be later to win For the times they are a-changin'." "Well, you're on your own, you always were, In a land of wolves and thieves. Don't put your hope in ungodly man Or be a slave to what somebody else believes." "Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you're gonna have to serve somebody." 1979: http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/serve.htmlMichaels7
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Well, while we're at it: "The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right." -- Henrik Ibsen.Carlos
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"Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth" -Mahatma Gandhitinabrewer
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Bill, so true. I've never known a leader to have a guide, a pathfinder a path, or a trailblazer a trail. ZeroZero
August 18, 2006
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I have a few quotes I would like to share aswell:
Two lions broke loose in the zoo and were eating a clown. One lion said to the other ... "Does this taste funny to you?" - Unknown --- "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
Ok, this has nothing to do with the ID/Evolution debate, but it's still funny.
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August 18, 2006
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Samuel Johnson of dictionary fame made a similar observation: "The applause of a single human being is of great consequence." So did George Bernard Shaw: "All great truths begin as blasphemies." I try. "A past evoution is undeniable, a present evolution undemonstrable." John A. DavisonJohn A. Davison
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