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Comment 4 by archway :

I feel sorry for people like Chris Hitchens whose Earthly existences have provided no insights into the invisible world the biologist J. B. S. Haldane spoke of, saying he had little time for those who remained ignorant of its existence.

Maybe you would like to explain what you think Haldane had in mind. A subsequent quote in his correspondence says

On the other hand, when I talk about the invisible world I do not, as you assume, mean a supernatural world. The timeless facts which are symbolized by the multiplication table are invisible, but hardly supernatural.

Michael

PS: Christopher Hitchens disliked being called Chris.

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 03:37:07 UTC | #932681