Talk:Creationism and evolution
If God is almighty and not bound by time; I see no reason, why the story about the creation of the universe, as told in Genesis of the christian Bible, and the scientific story about the appearing of earth, life and man should not both be literally true.
I don't see this idea anywhere in the creation/evolution texts. I think it is an interesting concept to think about.
oh man, every man is entitled to an opinion but couldn't you just leave this place alone
Aldous Huxley misquoted.
The Huxley "quote" from "Confessions of a Professed Atheist" is misleading and deliberately misrepresents what Aldous Huxley thought. The whole "we objected to the morality" quote, represents a position Huxley had abandoned by the time he wrote "Ends and Means" in 1937 (the source of the quotation). Huxley no longer believed the world was "meaningless" when he wrote the essay, nor was Huxley an atheist, nor had he broken with traditional religion solely so he could indulge in sexual hedonism. The quotation seems to originate in the right-wing magazine "Report: News of the Month in Perspective" in 1966, when it appeared in a piece called "Confessions of a Professed Atheist". From there it has been repeated numerous times on Christian fundamentalist books, magazines and websites (often misattributedto Aldous' brother Julian ). This website explains how the Huxley misquote began:
Bogus Prigogine quotation
I removed a quotation supposedly from Ilya Prigogine et al, Physics Today. The quoted material does not appear in the cited article, but does appear frequently around the web on creationist sites. The text also incorrectly attributed two Nobel Prizes to Prigogine (he had one), and got both of the article's co-authors' names wrong.
- What turns a mere piece of matter from being mere matter into an animated being? What gives certain special physical patterns in the universe the mysterious privilege of feeling sensations and having experiences?
This question is attributed without source to D.R. Hofstadter. This is a legitimate question, which Hofstadter investigated. But I can find no evidence that he wrote exactly these words, merely sourceless quotations. Furthermore, quoting the questions without any hint of the answers (many developed by Hofstadter himself) incorrectly suggests that there are no answers. DanStyer (talk) 10:44, 9 December 2013 (UTC)