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‘Si Qua In Argis Templa Sunt, Sine Turba Ac Tumultu Diruantur’

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Din Grecia, cu dragoste. Titlul piesei este un citat dintr-un edict din Codexul Teodosian cu privire la soarta templelor pagane:

‘If there should be any temples, they shall be torn down without disturbance or tumult. For when they are torn down and removed, the material basis for all superstition will be destroyed’.

‘Si qua in agris templa sunt, sine turba ac tumultu diruantur. His enim deiectis atque sublatis omnis superstitioni materia consumetur’

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In 1752, teologul englez Francis Lee publica o carte destul de stufoasa (2 vol.) cu un titlu aiurit:

Apoleipomena; or, Dissertations theological, mathematical, and physical: with a critical commentary on the most difficult places of the Book of Genesis. Vol. I + Vol. II.

Iata ce spunea el acolo:

[Vol. I, pp. 173 – 174]

Lee tuna si fulgera impotriva ideei vehiculate in lumea pagana privind asa numita spontaneous sau equivocal generation. Fiind o “heathen science”, dupa propriile cuvinte, el sustine ca o asemenea idee trebuie abandonata. Si iata ce propune in loc:

“even the most perfect Animals, do begin from a Principle of Vermination. And that even Man himself is at first truly and literally no better that a Worm, before the Ascension of a higher and nobler Life. It appears […] that the Beginning of the Production of Animals should be declared […] in the Waters.”

Evident, Lee nu a fost primul care sa sustina asa ceva. Si nici ultimul. Darwin’s On the Origin of Species urma sa fie publicata un secol mai tarziu (1859):

“When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings […] they seem to me to become ennobled.”