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John Polkinghorne
 on January 16, 2012

From the Dust: Requiring Certainty

Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne says that, “In our contemporary society, people want absolute certainty about things.” Fundamentalism is unfortunately a means by which people attempt to construct this.

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Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne says that, “In our contemporary society, people want absolute certainty about things.” Fundamentalism is unfortunately a means by which people attempt to construct this.

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Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne states that, “In our contemporary society, people want black and white answers…they want absolute certainty about things.” Fundamentalism is then discussed as a means by which people attempt to construct those black and white answers.