Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Prescience of The Book
I've been marveling and wondering about the prescience of those primitive and superstitious ancients.
Here's another one to ponder:
"He...hangeth the earth upon nothing." -- Job 26:7
I asked an atheist friend of mine, "How could Job and Moses have known that the Earth hangs on nothing?"
He said it was just blind luck. An accident like NGC 7603 and NGC 4319 and all the other dischordant redshift associations.
Personally, I find that to be a hard leap of faith to believe.
Like David Hume, I don't believe in miracles.
Causality is a priori so there must be a reason why Job and Moses said that.
It's not like they could've flipped a coin and said, "Eureka! The Earth hangs on nothing and I'm going to write it down for all posterity."