Sunday, October 01, 2006

Who said it?

(A) "We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy."

(B) "When the errant biological properties of human embryonic stem cells are considered, it is difficult to foresee them ever being used directly as cures in children or adults."

ANSWERS (no peeking!)

(A) Sir Isaac Newton -- he went on to say "I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever." (Henry M. Morris, Men of Science Men of God: Great Scientists of the Past Who Believed the Bible El Cajon, CA: Master Books, 1990, p. 26.) Newton is known for his ground-breaking work in optics, gravitation, calculus, and energy conservation.

(B) Dr. James Sherley, MD, PhD at MIT. In an interview, Dr. Sherley was asked, "You seem pretty convinced that human embryos are human beings. Can you explain briefly why?"

"My answer is, 'What else could they be -- aliens?' Scientists who want to conduct experiments with human embryos are quick to say what human embryos are not. I challenge them to tell the public what human embryos are. There is only one answer to this question, 'living human beings.'"

(To see a further discussion of embryonic stem cell research, and specifically Amendment 2 in Missouri, click here.)

Image credits: Sir Isaac Newton -- 1
Dr. James Sherley -- 2


api said...

WOW, Hannah. You found some great quotes. I am so thankful you were with me this weekend. It is so good to focus on THE important things of life. It is so easy to get bogged down in busyness.

I LOVE you, sweetie.

eve said...

Busyness. So... the chimney-corner scripture is, "Idle hands are the devil's workshop." But I guess he deals in busyness, too. He's interested in anything that keeps our eyes off of God.