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The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion


wondering; to philosophy, that contemplation of life to discover its possible meaning; to
the proofs of Experimental Science, that only seemed to have launched our wondering
into new realms. Has this truly come about by the merest of chance, or has there been a
kind of purpose behind it all? Just wondering.
Meanwhile, the more mature parts of science in the past unknowingly organized itself
for the study of physical life and how it came about. Geology, archaeology, biology,
anthropology, among others, within the narrow goals of their specialty, developed large
amounts of information toward what few if any understood would become a much larger
search.
Only as these specialties began a process of overlap did synthesizers serendipitously
arrive upon the scene with the practiced insight of putting the two-and- two from the
various lists of information together. Slowly, and seemingly haphazardly, they stitched
together the fabric of a theory of how life might have come to be as it appears today. It
eventually became known as the theory of evolution.
Simply stated, it attempted to trace physical life from its earliest observed beginnings
as simple one-celled organisms that seem to have eventually evolved up through ever
more complex varieties culminating in the line of mammals o ne branch of which became
humans. The process that appeared to accomplish this seemingly haphazard process
eventually became known as genetic mutation.
A spirited discussion erupted on all sides shortly after the original promulgation of
the theory of evolution in the early through the middle of the nineteenth century
(the1800s). From the immediate and abject negation by religious authority, some
branches of philosophy, and organizations of the laity, to eager acceptance by many of
the branches that make up science, a sometimes mean-spirited dialogue continues even
now.
Many of the objections challenging a specific portion of this scientific proposition
were eventually answered by the research necessary to restore the order of the theory,
until it stands today as the preeminent answer, in the world of Man‘s knowledge, as to
how we came to be as we are today.
Man‘s mind has constructed a -virtual reality | almost as convincing as the -natural |
thing. And this, out of the bits and pieces discovered separately and seemingly
haphazardly, then painstakingly pieced together by the same construct that has made
serendipity appear to approximate the miraculous. But have we gone too far? Will the
arrogance of our intelligence carry us where sanity would otherwise hesitate to go?
From the extreme of acceptance that declares that Man‘s science has become
supreme, with there now being -no need | for the -superstitious | dogma of religion, to the
angry declarations to the opposite, I stand in independent and apparently lone ly
opposition.
As I‘ve stated in earlier chapters: those who seek to impose a theory, no matter how
complete it appears, as if it were fully proven fact are dead wrong. While many proofs
have been developed in support of this elegant theory, there are still questions that need
answers. Turning this theory into a system of laws by the fiat of denunciation of its
competitors discourages the very research necessary to obtain that objective, if indeed
that is ever possible.
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