A MAGNIFICENT irony energised the heart of BibleHunters (BBC2, Thursday 13 and 20 February). The 19th- and20th-century search to discover the oldest scriptural manuscriptswas an attempt to lay to rest the faithful's doubts, raised by thescientific discoveries of that era.
If geology proved that the earth's origin was far older than4004 BC, and biology showed that all species, instead of beingunique and all formed at exactly the same time, are instead relatedby evolution to one ...
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