Duane Gish quotes

  • What we call creation science makes no reference to the Bible. It says there are two possible explanations for the origin of the universe and living things: theistic, supernatural creation by an intelligent being, or nontheistic, mechanistic evolutionary theory that posits no goal and no purpose in the evolutionary process. We just happen to be here.
    -- Duane Gish

    #Intelligent #Two #Goal

  • We do not know how God created, what processes He used, for God used processes which are not now operating anywhere in the natural universe. This is why we refer to divine creation as special creation. We cannot discover by scientific investigations anything about the creative processes used by God.
    -- Duane Gish

    #Creative #Religion #Special

  • Evolution is a fairy tale for grown-ups.
    -- Duane Gish

    #Fairy Tale #Evolution #Fairy

  • Of all the statements that have been made with respect to theories on the origin of life, the statement that the Second Law of Thermodynamics poses no problem for an evolutionary origin of life is the most absurd… The operation of natural processes on which the Second Law of Thermodynamics is based is alone sufficient, therefore, to preclude the spontaneous evolutionary origin of the immense biological order required for the origin of life.
    -- Duane Gish

    #Order #Law #Problem

  • Neither evolution nor creation qualifies as a scientific theory.
    -- Duane Gish

    #Evolution #Creation #Theory

  • Once you have a staff of prepared, intelligent, and energetic people, the next step is to motivate them to be creative.

  • Gaffe-focused journalism: revenge of intelligent people who know true evils are out there but lack the access/time to get to them.

  • Come, come, come. Without a monster or two it's not a quest, merely a gaggle of friends wandering about.

  • There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is simply to try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace.

  • Back in the days when American billboard advertising was in flower [said Hemingway], there were two slogans that I always rated above all others: the old Cremo Cigar ad that proclaimed, Spit Is a Horrid Word-but Worse on the end of Your Cigar, and Drink Schlitz in Brown Bottles and Avoid that Skunk Taste. You don't get creative writing like that any more.

  • In the middle of nowhere, along a quiet stretch of road, the diner dreamt of the hungry dead. And of two men.

  • My co-founder Dylan Smith and I left our junior year of college to move to the Bay Area. To the horror of our friends' parents, we actually had two other friends drop out of college to work on the product. The four of us were just working non-stop growing Box.

  • What's so great about television. You're able to tell a long story, where you couldn't really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.

  • I've never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.

  • There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.