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Had Einstein written the Bible, it would read like this
"The Bible According to Einstein: A
Scientific Complement to the Holy Bible for the Third Millennium," Jupiter
Scientific Publishing Co., New York, $34.95).
"It was a cloudless day in the Pleistocene (a geologic era about 300,000 years ago). The women and children of a tribe of homo sapiens (wise man) sat in the sun outside their caves. And a baby crawled to where the woods began. And the mother stood up and yelled out 'na, na, na.' And back and forth she waved her hand. But the child crawled behind a bush. And the mother hurried over to the baby and did bring him back.
"Thus it came to pass that archaic homo sapiens seemed to learn to give meaning to the grunts and sounds they made."
This according to "The Bible According to Einstein," is how the early caveman first developed the use of the spoken word to communicate. It is one of the countless hundreds of tidbits of information contained in this book, surprisingly easy to read for a book on science. The book is written in much the same manner as the Holy Bible and in the same format as the Bible, with books (the books of the solar system; the books of physics) and chapters. The book even has a "New Testament" and an "Old Testament." It is written often in narrative form and often as poetry, just as the Holy Bible is formatted. One of the greatest beauties of this book is that it can be read just as the Bible is often read, with the reader turning to that section that concerns what interests the reader at that moment. The book does not have to be read only from beginning to end.
And in many instances the book reads just as the Bible reads. For example, there are many sentences and paragraphs beginning with the conjunction "and." Other sentences beginning "Now it happened that . . ." and "Thus it came to pass . . ." are strikingly similar to passages in the Holy Bible.
Though scientific in nature, this book does not ignore religion: It declares ". . . science enriches the mind but only religion can stir the soul. And those who confuse the two will have tormented lives."
Four of the books of the "Chronicles" deal with four great religious leaders: Moses, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. A footnote explains that the fifth major world religion, Hinduism, has no founder. The Moses book, described as a "scientifically plausible rendition of the Moses' story," gives unusual explanations for the various plagues inflicted upon Egypt when the Pharaoh refuses to release the Hebrews.
"Science enriches the mind but -- The Bible According to Einstein
-- The Bible According to Einstein
- GEORGE EVANS