Galileo, Dermatology and Religion

May 7, 2012

I’ve always thought it interesting how most ardent anti-science creationists will wisk their loved ones off to a hospital in an emergency to avail themselves of x-rays and laboratory services, not to mention those of even a-biblical doctors.

Roshi Bob has a little story about this irony I think it’s worth a read:

 A creationist student of mine with a wart the size of a gumball on the end of his nose recently told me science is overrated and often anathema to God.  In the same breath he said he was seeing a dermatologist about the wart.

I asked, “Have you prayed about this?”

He said, “All the time.”

I asked, “Has it helped with the wart?”

He said, “I don’t pray about the wart.  I pray for forgiveness for consulting a dermatologist.”

As his guru, I told him it would be wise to meditate not only on the wart, but upon his inclination to view God as an idiot.  He looked at me as if I’d told him there were mountains on the moon and excused himself to call his dermatologist on his iphone.

— and Emily Dickenson did too:

“Faith” is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see—
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.





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