RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Robin Faichney (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:17:26 -0000

> From: Wade T.Smith[]
> >If you look into the history of ideas, I think you'll
> >find that, just as the sciences developed from
> >philosophy, so objective thinking in general
> >developed from theological-type thinking.
> I cannot find any reason to accept this as fact, hard as I try. What,
> pray tell, am I missing in the entire realm of theological thinking
> that
> once produced a fact about the universe?
Objective thinking "produces facts" (or at least I'll
go along with that for present purposes). I didn't
saying that theological-type thinking is objective,
but that the latter developed from the former. Or
perhaps to be slightly more accurate, they both
developed from pre-modern thinking, in which
there is no distinction between "natural
philosophy" and any other sort.