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What a wonderful world! (cue Louis Armstrong) 7 February 2006

Posted by Dr Moose in Uncategorized.

(Category: life)

…and no I’m not doing the smitten father bit!

Simply a pleasing reminder, here, that not all stories concerning the natural world are full of doom, gloom and disaster.

Possibly the sort of news stories that we need to see more of.

After all it is arguable that the reason most published news is bad news is simply because the basic supposition remains that evil and “dark” things are the exceptions to the human lot, rather than the rule. Of course die-hard Calvinists and serious students of Augustine might disagree, yelling “Pelagianism”, but I’m not sure I would like to live in a world that really saw good news as the exception to the rule (and a world that would, by the very nature of the world, probably decry it!)

How often do we hark on about Original Sin, sinful humanity and the effects of the Fall, and quietly forget that humanity is part of a creation that God proclaimed good? Yes, we need redemption, no doubt about it, but there is a road back, and back towards Original Sinlessness.

And I find it cheering that even in the midst of the scientists’ joy their language also harks back to those stories of that start...

“It’s as close to the Garden of Eden as you’re going to find on Earth”



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