Autistic Songs

Alan Griswold

 

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Six Thousand Years Old

If we are speaking of the age of the world as humanity currently perceives it—with all our science, mathematics, literature, art, engineering, astronomy, and so on—then the creationists are certainly being far more accurate in their dating techniques than the evolutionists are. Six thousand years ago, this species had made considerable progress stepping in off the hunter-gathererís grassy plain, but still lived much nearer to that plain than to our current forms of modern civilization. In Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China—dazzling and remarkable transformations were on the verge of sudden bloom, transformations our scientists still have not characterized accurately, for those transformations have overwhelmed our scientistsí means. To say that the world was created almost miraculously out of nothing beginning around six thousand years ago would not be pressing credibility any appreciable degree—not if we are regarding that world through the gaze of our own eyes.

If scientists can take any consolation from their miscalculation, it is that only they recognize such transformations must have a context in which to bloom—to deny the steadfast background of the soil is no better than to suppress wonderment at the germination of the seed. The mistake of the creationists has been to deny the very real context upon which this planetís miraculous transformation has taken place, and the mistake of the scientists has been to remain dogmatically blind to the fact that an anti-evolutionary transformation has happened at all.


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