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How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! Options
Daemon
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How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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The earth is NOT billions of years old as this quote suggests, but merely thousands of years old and dinosaurs lived with man. God created the heaven and earth and everything in them. Trust the creator, he's giving away free eternal life!!!
pedro
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good grief another
MTC
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Speaking of "antiquated," what about sexycrutioner's views? Dinosaurs did "live with man," but only in the comic strip Alley Oop.
P.S. Creator should have been capitalized. Try to exercise a little deference next time.
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very easy to say humans and dinosaurs co-existed, harder to then say humans must have coexisted with blue- green algae stromatolites, and the biota that exists in the fossil record that lived on earth before there was any oxygen. But I am sure there is a way round that problem. The good thing about truthful, omniscient religions is that there is always a weaselling out clause for things that don't fit Dancing
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that's why old is gold
Jean_extraterre
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It may be of interest to regard this quotation in its context (page 212f in Letters and Social Aims, Volume VIII of Emerson's Complete Work, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1884)

"... Here stretches out of sight, out of conception even, this vast Nature, daunting, bewildering, but all penetrable, all self-similar; an unbroken unity, and the mind of man is a key to the whole. He finds that the universe, as Newton said, was 'made at one cast;' the mass is like the atom, - the same chemistry, gravity and conditions. The asteroids are the chips of an old star, and a meteroic stone is a chip of an asteroid. As language is in the alphabet, so is entire Nature, the play of all its laws, in one atom. The good wit finds the law from a single observation, - the law, and its limitations, and its correspondences, - as the farmer finds his cattle by a footprint. 'State the sum, and you state the planets, and conversely.'
Whilst its power is offered to his hand, its laws to his science, not less its beauty speaks to his taste, imagination, and sentiment. Nature is sanative, refining, elevating. How cunningly she hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! ... "

The full text can be found in the California Digital Library via this link
HWNN1961
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:56:34 AM
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SEXYCRUTIONER wrote:
The earth is NOT billions of years old as this quote suggests, but merely thousands of years old and dinosaurs lived with man. God created the heaven and earth and everything in them. Trust the creator, he's giving away free eternal life!!!






Thank you for that! I needed a good laugh to start the day! Oh, wait....you mean you are being serious....backing away carefully...
jmacann
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There is a lack of transitional fossils -and the earth is young, though man may be -figuratively, that is- older...
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MTC wrote:
Speaking of "antiquated," what about sexycrutioner's views? Dinosaurs did "live with man," but only in the comic strip Alley Oop.
P.S. Creator should have been capitalized. Try to exercise a little deference next time.
kitten
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Jean_extraterre wrote:
It may be of interest to regard this quotation in its context (page 212f in Letters and Social Aims, Volume VIII of Emerson's Complete Work, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1884)

"... Here stretches out of sight, out of conception even, this vast Nature, daunting, bewildering, but all penetrable, all self-similar; an unbroken unity, and the mind of man is a key to the whole. He finds that the universe, as Newton said, was 'made at one cast;' the mass is like the atom, - the same chemistry, gravity and conditions. The asteroids are the chips of an old star, and a meteroic stone is a chip of an asteroid. As language is in the alphabet, so is entire Nature, the play of all its laws, in one atom. The good wit finds the law from a single observation, - the law, and its limitations, and its correspondences, - as the farmer finds his cattle by a footprint. 'State the sum, and you state the planets, and conversely.'
Whilst its power is offered to his hand, its laws to his science, not less its beauty speaks to his taste, imagination, and sentiment. Nature is sanative, refining, elevating. How cunningly she hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! ... "

The full text can be found in the California Digital Library via this link



Hello and welcome.......Anxious


Thank you so very much for putting the quote in context......and 'ta muchly for providing the full text. Angel

I don't know if I agree with the word "cunningly" as that implies deception or guile. And I don't believe that is the case, but that is my opinion.


peace out, >^,,^<
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