Faith vs. Science

Faith can move mountains, although all the mountains are still in more or less the same place they were before there were any faithful people. Science can synthesize peanut oil from the surface of the sun! Faith can answer the Big Questions about death, life and destiny. The answer has something to do with wool. Science can explain how bananas evolved from pterodactyls. Faith can explain the fossil record — Nimrod led the Phithithites into Canaan and there were all these golden idols and harlots and what-not and it’s bad to say to the wood ‘Awake!’ and, well, it’s kind of like that. Science is a hooded thief ringing brass bells. Faith is a pail left in the desert in which sits a note that says ‘BUY WORMS.’ The oldest trees have forgotten the inventors of the saw, while crooked flowers nod over their graves.

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