Re: Science and Spontaneous Generation
I don't think Charles Darwin proposed a theory on the origin of life or spontaneous generation, nor did he know that the earth was some 4.5 billion years old (I read that the current age was determined in 1956). Darwin certainly proposed nothing of what this sentence says.
Originally Posted by Vanderhoven7
It is only the cynic who claims “to speak the truth” at all times and in all places to all men in the same way, but who, in fact, displays nothing but a lifeless image of the truth… He dons the halo of the fanatical devotee of truth who can make no allowance for human weaknesses; but, in fact, he is destroying the living truth between men. He wounds shame, desecrates mystery, breaks confidence, betrays the community in which he lives, and laughs arrogantly at the devastation he has wrought and at the human weakness which “cannot bear the truth”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in Ethics.