“Wisdom all there is simply operates, manifests, expresses forms, or creates them, of, self-existing substance. As wisdom is without beginning or end, so are all its operations or manifestations without beginning or end.
Modern man is now taking his first lessons in condensing or materializing air, while through unnumbered ages the spider has performed the miracle without the necessity of first attending a school of chemistry. The modus operandi by which the spider forms his web from air is the despair of science. The wisdom of the ant or beaver strikes dumb all the believers in the Darwinian dream. The perfect cooperative commonwealth of the bees is still the unattained ideal of man.
Beneath the soil upon which falls the shadow of the throne of Menelik, the Abyssinian King, are layers and strata of buried civilizations, and astronomers in China mapped the Heavens, named the stars, calculated the eclipses and the return of comets ages before Moses led the Hebrews out of bondage, or the walls of Baalbeck cast a shade for the Arab and his camel.
The evidences and witnesses of the wisdom of men on earth hundreds of thousands of years ago confront the scientific investigator at every turn. Here the Rosseta Stone, and there the Inscribed Cylinder of Arioch or Statue of Gudea, King of Chaldea. Prophecies, inscribed on Cunieform tablets of Clay, foretelling the building of the Pyramids, are brought to light by the excavator; and the history of the Chinese Empire, running back in links of an unbroken chain for one hundred and fifty thousand years, forever refute the theory of the ‘Descent of Man!’ Side by side with the anscient Asiatics, who knew all that we today know, dwelt the Crystal, the Cell, the Jelly-fish, the Saurian, the Ape and the Cave-Man. Side by side with the masons, who could build arches of stone in ancient Yucatan that mock at the ravages of Time, lived and wrought the ant, operating in its co-operative commonwealth of which man can still only dream. Side by side with the cave men and cannibals dwells the spider, whose operation in aerial elements is the despair of chemical investigators. And when Solomon’s golden-spired temple illuminated the Holy City, or the tower of Babel grew toward the clouds, or the Mound Builders recorded their history in rock and soil, the eagle and the dove calmly floated in the air and wondered when men would evolve to their plane of science. They are wondering still.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 27, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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