Thursday, July 17, 2003

Alert Charlton Heston!

Norwegian scientists have been conducting some experiments on some bushes in the Southern Sahara that have been bursting into flames. They think they have found a natural explanation for Moses' burning bush, according to this

One thing about the story that I find interesting is that local bishop Knut Andresen of Trondheim isn't doing the Lutheran equivalent of pumping his fist and shouting "USA! USA!":

"The stories in the bible are symbolic and are meant to bring a message to the reader. Scientific phenomena make no difference in this connection", said the bishop.

Well perhaps it's just me, but I like it when science backs up the Bible. It sort of deals with the "lack of faith due to scepticism" thing that's supposed to drive bishops nuts. Underline "supposed to."