Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Mon Jul 22 09:25:08 EDT 2002

In a message dated 7/22/2002 8:05:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
iangoldsmith1969 at yahoo.co.uk writes:

> > Do you mean that you find the notion that the 
> > cosmos was created out of water realistic? 
> > That the earth was a collection of dry from 
> > wet? That daylight was created before the sun? 
> > And that it all happened in six days? 
> If were asigning to God the ability to create matter
> out of nothing, isn't it rather a small thing for him
> to be able to re-arrange the atomic structure of an
> element to make it what he wishes?
> Of course if we were to suggest that the laws of
> science as we know them could be flexible in the hands
> of someone greater than ourselves, we open up the
> possibility of an omnipotent God. We wouldn't want
> that now would we?

Whether I find it realistic is not the question.  The question is, was it 
thought to be realistic then.  Consider the fact that Thales of Miletus who 
live in the 7th-6th cent. B.C. and founded the Milesian school of philosophy 
did precisely posit water as the foundation of all things -- see 



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