Monday, December 14, 2015

Fact of the Day: Philip Henry Gosse

Years before Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species, many devout Christians did not believe (or tried to make sense out of) geological findings that proved the Earth was by far older than what was written in the Bible. Philip Henry Gosse wrote a book where he suggested that fossils were never alive, but formed on the day of creation to make the Earth seem older. The book was called Omphalos (the Greek word for navel) as he believed the biblical character Adam had a belly-button despite never having a mother.

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  1. Poor old Phillip - gazing at Adam's naval. I'm surprised he had a photo of it - ha ha.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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    1. Gosse??? or better Phillip Henry GOOSE!
      Apologies to the species of geese - domestic and wild.
      B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. That's probably why most people have never heard of this guy. lol

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    1. even in his day, his book was considered a miserable failure.

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  3. Oh gracious! This is so very silly.

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  4. I have never heard of him. He sounds as if he was a bit odd..

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  5. Wow, that was a stretch. Some people prefer the blinders.

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  6. People will conjure up a variety of interesting stories to refute evolution. They did back in this fellow's time as they do today.

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