Saturday, January 22, 2005

The Quarrel of Science and Religion

"...nineteenth century scientists were just as ready to jump to the conclusion that any guess about nature was an obvious fact, as were seventeenth-century sectarians to jump to the conclusion that any guess about Scripture was the obvious explanation. Thus, private theories about what the Bible ought to mean, and premature theories about what the world ought to mean, have met in loud and widely advertised controversy...and this clumsy collision of two very impatient forms of ignorance was known as the quarrel of Science and Religion." -G.K. Chesterton, from St. Thomas Aquinas