A theory which explained everything else in the whole universe but which made it impossible to believe that our thinking was valid would be utterly out of court. For that theory would itself have been reached by thinking, and if thinking is not valid that theory would, of course, be demolished. It would have destroyed its own credentials. It would be an argument which proved that no argument was sound—a proof that there are no such things as proofs. — C. S. Lewis, Miracles
I love your work. I check in nearly every day. — an associate pastor in California who works with college grad students
The trouble with metaphors is that they don’t just mirror scientific beliefs, they also shape them. Our imagery is never just surface paint, it expresses, advertises and strengthens our preferred interpretations. It also usually carries unconscious bias from the age we live in – and this can be tricky to ditch no matter how faulty.... Evolution has been the most glaring example of the thoughtless use of metaphor over the past 30 years.... — Mary Midgley, “The selfish metaphor,” New Scientist, 1/31/2011.
He has been called the Father of British Natural History. He influenced Linnaeus, John Wesley and William Paley. He compiled a monumental catalog of plants through his own field work, and was the greatest authority of his day in both botany and zoology. And one of his great works was titled, “The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation.”
Many horrors of World War II can be traced to Darwinian thinking.
The Darwin Fish scientific method: Draw a fish. Draw legs on it to mock Christians who use it as a symbol. Then furiously hunt for evidence that a fish with feet existed.
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the Lord, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?” You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, that what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”; or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? — Isaiah 29:15-16