- September 07, 2010 - 17:21
It appears that there are two ways to start a furious debate - either the topic has to be easily comprehensible or totally incomprehensible. The price of fish or whether they were created or evolved?? Ironically western scripture is quite candid when Isaiah states ".....For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.....". Are not the mere dimensions of the post big bang universe beyond comprehension? As far as the proponents of either side of such debate goes, it is not a matter of mere intellectual argument but rather the persuasion of those whose lives are too busy to think that deeply? The law of gravity may reign supreme, but it was only in this century that its speed was measured.[http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3232-first-speed-of-gravity-measurement-revealed.html] What about using rhetoric, exaggeration and hyperbole as a device to convey a message? The Nazis used the fear of communism, not so much Stalin, to weasel into power via a pizza parliament. Churchill warned of an armed Hitler more than fascism, per se. Would that Churchill had been more "over the top" in his delivery??!!! Whatever... What is most incomprehensible that for every six billion people there are six billion unique points of view. No leader or message medium has been able to grasp that one?