trulyenlightened wrote:If you are going to comment of the late Professor S-T-E-N-G-E-R(Victor), at least spell his name correctly. He held a Professorship in Physics, Astronomy and Philosophy. He was a Particle Physicist who contributed to the groundbreaking work on gamma rays, quarks and gluons. His last project was working on an underground experiment, that proved that neutrinos have mass. He was considered in the same ranks as Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, and Harris, thus the "fifth horseman" of the New Atheists. He was best known for his remark that, "Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings".
Don, why so much fuss because I happened to write an i instead of an e?
But it was interesting to listen to his speech. Tunneling on a cosmic scale was new to me.
Nils , I agree with everything but your conclusion. Maybe I miss something from your train of logic. "Stinger asks the question: Is there anything in the Bible that people didn't know at the time the Bible was written?" Are you saying that at the time the Bible was written, that people know the same that we know today about medicine, cosmology, and biology? How could they know anything before those things even existed, let alone understood them? Are you suggesting that if someone from Biblical times were somehow transported into our time, that they would not be surprised by what they see? Again, maybe I misunderstand what you were trying to say. Don
Sorry for being unclear. At the time the Bible was written there were some (very little, I agree) knowledge of science. If God inspired the writing of the Bible we could (or even should) expect that some extra knowledge would be found in the Bible, but there is no extra knowledge. It's just as there were no godly inspiration, at least on issues related to science.