Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dreadful Hammers

As 19th-century geology established that the earth is millions of years old, not 6,000, John Ruskin lamented the impact of these revelations on his faith:
If only the geologists would let me alone, I could do very well, but those dreadful hammers! I hear the clink of them at the end of every cadence of the Bible verses.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

It seems so strange to me that facts and truths plainly established well over a century ago are still being argued againt in the present day. Truly, the capacity for self delusion among humans is rather high.