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"It is often little realized that the Bible does, in fact, seem to contain remarkably accurate scientific information."
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Chapter 4:
The Bible as Pre-Scientific
Does the Bible support, or contradict, science?


[1] “The Galileo ‘Twist,’ ” Creation Ex Nihilo magazine, September– November 1997. Galileo’s conflict with the Roman Catholic Church was not between science and religion, as usually portrayed. Rather it was a conflict between Copernican science (earth revolves around the sun) and Aristotelian science (sun revolves around the earth — this incorrect view was supported by the church).

[2] Many of the examples as listed here are derived from The Signature of God by Grant Jeffrey (Nashville, TN: Word, 1996).

[3] “Ebers Papyrus,” Encyclopedia Britannica Online, http:// members.eb.com/bol/topic?eu=32397&sctn=1

[4] However, some of their knowledge of the human body was surprisingly accurate, such as their description of the circulatory system.

[5] From the Ebers Papyrus manuscript, as translated in A Sketch of Medicine and Pharmacy, S.E. Massengill (Bristol, TN: The S.E. Massengill Co., 1940).

[6] The biblical passage reads: “Any object on which the dead body of an animal falls will be defiled [forbidden to be used or touched]. If it is a clay oven or cooking pot, it must be smashed to pieces. It has become defiled, and it will remain that way” (Lev. 11:35).

[7] “Semmelweis Ignaz Philipp,” Encyclopedia Britannica Online, http:/ /members.eb.com/bol/topic?eu=68445&sctn=1

[8] Kathy Keville and Mindy Green, Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1995).

[9] This plant in Hebrew is called ezov, probably a species of “savory” according to Encyclopedia Britannica (Hyssop).

[10] “Savory,” Encyclopedia Britannica Online; also “Carvacrol,” Merriam- Webster Dictionary; also None of These Diseases, S.I. McMillen, (Old Tappan, NJ: F.H. Revell Co., 1984).

[11] According to an interview with Dr. Nelles Silverthorne on 100 Huntley Street. Dr. Silverthorne’s contributions to managing infectious diseases are well documented in the annals of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Silverthorne is a medical researcher who, according to the interview, put up the world’s first oxygen tent at that hospital, gave the world’s first civilian injection of penicillin, and developed a treatment that is used today for meningitis.

[12] “History of Medicine,” Encyclopedia Britannica Online, http:// members.eb.com/bol/topic?eu=119072&sctn=2

[13] On June 30, 1908, a block of ice from space weighing 30,000 tons collided with the earth in Siberia, releasing energy equivalent to that of a thermonuclear bomb of 12 megatons. J. Audouze, The Cambridge Atlas of Astronomy (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1985).

[14] Reader’s Digest, November 1982