Creation, Biblical Authority, Cosmology, Matter Theory
Contrasts the statement of the creation in Gen. 1. 1 with the claim of 'Philosophy' that '[i]n the beginning various atoms floating about in unbounded space, drew into union with themselves other atoms, forming substances of different qualities, and possessing suitable energies'. Questions where the atoms came from, and states that philosophy has no answer: 'She argues for centuries, wastes volumes upon volumes, and has never been able to tell us whence came the first materials'.
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