Voices in the Wilderness of Time and Space?
“Welcome to planet Earth – a place of blue nitrogen skies, oceans of liquid water, cool forests and soft meadows, a world positively rippling with life. In the cosmic perspective it is poignantly beautiful and rare; but it is also, for the moment, unique. In all our journeying through space and time, it is, so…
The Sea of Faith (Matthew Arnold)
Matthew Arnold’s poem was published in 1867, eight years after Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species‘. It reflects the fears of traditional Christians at a perceived undermining of some long-held beliefs. The science of geology lengthened the Earth’s age from the Bible’s few thousand, to many millions of years. Darwin’s theory of evolution dethroned…