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Compiled by J. D. Carlson
For fifteen year, the Research Science Bureau offered a reward of one thousand dollars to anyone who could find a scientific mistake in the Bible. The reward was later raised to ten thousand dollars.
Dr. Harry Rimmer, the organization’s president, said that over the years they received thousands of letters from people seeking to collect the reward. Yet, in all but two cases, when the facts were presented concerning the true teaching of the Bible along with the correct scientific data the correspondents were satisfied that the mistakes had been their own and that the Bible was vindicated.
Dr. Rimmer said if they had ever published the letters in a book they would have called it, The Philosophy of Ignorance, because every question had risen either from ignorance of the Bible text or of the science involved.
The two cases where those seeking the reward were not satisfied with the answers given were taken to court.
The court cases proved to be great opportunities. The results of both lawsuits were that even in court, the Bible was judged correct and its detractors wrong. The courts found testimonies of the Bible writers to be eyewitness accounts that could not be contradicted by people who were theorizing centuries after the events in question had taken place.
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