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The Life Foundations Nexus






Copyright October 16, 2005 8:59 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti




Scholarship is not science.  Scholarship is reporting.  Science is discovery.  Scholarship reports what science discovers.  Scholarship is essential and critical but scholarship is dependent on science for its very existence.  If it were not for the scientist, the scholar would have nothing to report.  Science is ten times more important than scholarship.  Scholarship tends to “get set in its ways”; that is, it adopts certain ideas, sticks with them for years, and has a tendency to resist new discoveries.  This is true in the realm of biblical scholarship, just as it is in every other realm of scholarship.


Modern biblical scholarship, in areas like scientific biblical textual criticism, has a long way to go to catch up with the recent discoveries of biblical science.  For example, modern biblical scholarship knows nothing about artificial intelligence, cyborgenic intelligence, neural nets, cyborgenic neural nets, dynamic neural nets, and dynamic cyborgenic neural nets and this is just the tip of the iceberg.


The L. F. Nexus addresses both biblical scholarship and biblical science and both biblical textual criticism and scientific biblical textual criticism.  It will take biblical scholarship at least twenty years to catch up to scientific biblical scholarship and it will take biblical textual criticism at least fifty years to catch up to scientific biblical textual criticism.


The L. F. Nexus will have much more to say on the subject of the difference between scholarship and science.


Finally, the reason that the L. F. Nexus surpasses all others in the area of biblical textual criticism is that we provide more than the conclusions of science.  We also provide the evidence of science.  We enable the reader to generate their own raw data and draw the inevitable conclusions demanded by this data.  The time of the “doubted Bible” has ended.  All those who wish it to continue are enemies of the truth, of scholarship, of science, and of the God who is the “Father of lights.”