Re: quantum questions
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
>And you wanted ME TO READ THAT BOOK!!! Thanks, Mike, but I have
> Actually I can see your point, but that book haunts me to this day.
enough difficulty sleeping. LOL
>Even while I was writing last night about the pitfalls of one
> Haven't even heard of him until now, but Pierre Telard de Jiardin
> (sp?), a Jesuit, tried to correlate evolution to Catholicism, as he
> was a Paleontologist. His own order tried to ban his books as
> heretical, oddly, Pope John the 23rd interceded on his behalf, and
> pronounced them not heretical. They should like Catholicized
> Theosophy, at least they did back when I read them, though the Pope
> was really right, because he always stayed just within Orthodoxy,
> even though he had the whole Universe evolving.
discipline being dependent on another, or more typically, speaking
outside of its scope against the accepted truths of another, I began
to wonder how the Church has even withstood the test of time.
Considering our friend Copernicus whom we mentioned the other day,
and especially Galileo, it looks like people by now might have
said, "Yeah, whatever " with regards to proclamations that fly in the
face of reason.
As you point out, though, even scientific findings change over time.
Realistically, I guess the best approach for each perspective would
be to allow some wiggle room for growth rather than relying on years
of "accepted" truths to determine the immutability of any "apparent"
truths, virtually excluding reasonable explorations into new
Geez, I'm not really a Trekkie; I just sound like one on the
> Interesting to hear it put that way - I haven't read Bauer (yet), soAs far as I can see, Walter Bauer is considered somewhat of a pioneer
> Gnostic Gospels felt like an historian exploring new ground. Based
> on her bibliography and notes, I at least had a sense that Pagels was
> leaning on Bauer.
in the investigative genre of "Early Christian" scholarship - especially
with the Comittee to which Pagels belonged (the Coptic Gnostic Library
Comittee of scholars).
Anyways, I was just butting in to inform the readers of this list
that they can make their own mind up, without much trouble and without
parting with money - Bauer`s chief work is online
Walter Bauer: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity
Terje Dahl Bergersen
Deacon,Ecclesia Gnostica Norvegia