Re: virus: Free thought and control

chardin (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 09:23:23 CST+6CDT

> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 15:56:50 -0600
> To:,,
> From: David McFadzean <>
> Subject: Re: virus: Free thought and control
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> At 08:45 AM 10/16/97 CST+6CDT, chardin wrote:
> >Well, guys I hate to break it to you but it is still the THEORY of
> >evolution. You're putting too much faith in a few of your priests.
> What kind of connotations does "theory" have for you? Do you put it
> in the same category with "hypothesis" and "educated guess"?
> -> David McFadzean

David, let me put it this way. It is a fact that certain birds
change colors to fit their environment. It is a fact that a body in
motion tends to remain in motion unless an outside influence is
exerted. It is a THEORY that mankind may have evolved from a
different species and it is a THEORY that some 19 billion years ago
there was a huge bang and the universe began to fly apart. While
this theory does seem to explain why we have an
expanding universe, I cannot claim that it is a fact that 19 billion
years ago a big bang did happen. I can say that if the Big Bang is
true, then such and such. That is permissible. But I cannot in all
honesty assert it as a known fact. It is my understanding, BTW, that
Stephen Hawking is very uncomfortable with the idea of the Big Bang
because of its implications for a creator. Yet, he believes facts
point to a Big Bang. That is what I read somewhere, but I will have to read his book to see if I get that
meaning. As for me, I have no problem with the Big Bang theory,
because it would not at all surprise me that when God said "let their
be light" there was indeed a big bang! chardin