My Opinion of Teach the Controversy
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21-06-2011, 10:09 AM
RE: My Opinion of Teach the Controversy
(21-06-2011 08:55 AM)oliethefolie Wrote:  Isn't the turtle thing from the discworld series?

Terry Pratchett used the turtle idea in his Discworld series but he didn't invent it. It originally came from Hindu mythology.

Quote:The concept of World-Tortoise and World-Elephant was conflated in popular or rhetorical references to Hindu mythology. The combination of tortoise and elephant is present in John Locke's 1690 tract An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which references an "Indian who said the world was on an elephant which was on a tortoise ". It is repeated in Bertrand Russell's 1927 Why I Am Not A Christian in the reference to "the Hindu's view, that the world rested upon an elephant and the elephant rested upon a tortoise".

God's invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
Romans 1:20 ESV

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