Bill Ross wross at
Tue Aug 29 18:43:59 EDT 2000

The priestly author did not know the nature of light, its pointless trying
to convince people who believe the texts to be man made that Genesis fits
with science.

I was reading a book on optics recently that said that as late as the 1500's
the two main schools of thought concerning vision were:

* a "skin" came off of each thing, and that "skin" entered the eyes (the
problem being - how we see a big mountain with our little eyes?)

* a huge "probe" extended from our eyes, sensing the things we see (the
problem being - how do we see extremely distant things such as stars?)

I have always read "light" being used in the Genesis context as meaning

Bill Ross

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