First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sunrise 7:03: Happy birthday Charles


Today is being heralded Darwin Day on campuses across the country, a lead up to presumably bigger events next year, the bicentennial of his birth. Stanford appears to have jumped the gun by a few days, but Cal is offering a lectures both today and tomorrow, the latter with the intriguing title, What Darwin said - and didn't say. It's the female Dawn Jogger's perception that there is growing animosity between science and religion but maybe it's only that the multiple avenues of communication make the discourse more widespread. It is clear organized religion has worked hard to suppress the scientic work of even its more ardent believers (Galileo Galilei, Giordano Bruno, Pierre Theilhard de Chardin, to name but a few). And scientists seem to hold people of faith in increasing contempt. Is there not some reconciliation when we think in Hopkins terms, "the world is charged with the grandeur of God?" Guess it's the God word that's the stopper to some...

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