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Biblical science

14 June 2012


From the Revd J. D. Wright

Sir, — Your correspondent Mr Robert Turner (Letters, 8 June) argues that the Bible confirms the conclusions of science over such things as air mass and the earth’s rotation. Maybe; but we also need to recognise that the Bible contains statements of ancient belief which are not in accordance with science — such as that the earth rests on pillars (Psalm 75.3), that it has four corners (Revelation 7.1), and that it has waters under it (Psalm 136.6).

And what precisely is the dome (“firmament” or hard thing) that God set in the sky on the second day (Genesis 1.6)? Presumably, if any such thing existed it would make air travel and space flight impossible.

St Cuthman’s Vicarage
Brighton BN2 5HW

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