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.

13 comments:

Huggybear said...

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

Huggybear said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

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

Kay said...

Oh gracious! This is so very silly.

Margaret D said...

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

Martha said...

That is interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Adam said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

You make me laugh Adam.

Christine said...

Interesting

A Beer for the Shower said...

I bet Ken Ham has this book memorized.

Emmylou said...

Heehee...how precious!:D