“Exponents of the evolutionary theory never tire in quoting Professor Huxley. One who has not read the writings of this eminent scientist would be led to believe by the statements of his followers that he had positive views on the great question of force and matter. Following is an extract from a letter written by Professor Huxley to Charles Kingsley, under date of May 22nd, 1863, taken from the published letters of Huxley by his son, Leonard:
‘I don’t know whether Matter is anything distinct from Force. I don’t know that atoms are anything but pure myths “Cogito ergo sum” is to my mind a ridiculous piece of bad logic, all I can say at any time being “Cogito.” The Latin form I hold to be preferable to the English ‘I think,’ because the latter asserts the existence of an Ego about which the bundle of phenomena at present addressing you knows nothing. I believe in Hamilton, Mansell and Herbert Spencer, so long as they are destructive, and laugh at their beards as soon as they try to spin their own cobwebs.’
‘Is this basis of ignorance broad enough for you? If you, theologian, can find as firm footing as I, man of science, do on this foundation of minus naught there will be naught to fear for our ever diverging. For you see, I am quite as ready to admit your doctrine that souls secrete bodies as I am the opposite one that bodies secrete souls simply because I deny the possibility of obtaining any evidence as to the truth or falsehood of either hypothesis. My fundamental axiom of speculative philosophy is that materialism and spiritualism are opposite poles of the same absurdity the absurdity of imagining that we knew anything about either spirit or matter.’
Huxley admitted that he did not know.
As the appetite craves new chemical combinations of food from day to day, so does mind crave new concepts of infinite life. The word ‘Infinite’ defines an endless differentiation of concept.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 28, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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