Tonyblack wrote:There are themes of Creationism versus Evolution in this storyline, which I’ve never really grasped before.
Tonyblack wrote:Terry can be a very rewarding writer. He writes books and we read them and then, eventually, you see what he's REALLY written. It goes beyond the comedy in the books. I personally can do without the funny stuff - it's the depth that I love with Pratchett. The way he makes you, the reader, work. And if you do the work, you get the result.
Pages 46/47 Paperback wrote:'I always thought that old fossils might have a lot to teach us,' said Ponder. 'Perhaps I was wrong,' he added darkly.
'Well, I for one have never believed all that business about dead animals turning into stone,' said the Lecturer in Recent Runes. 'It's against all reason. What's in it for them?'
'So how do you explain fossils, then?' said Ponder.
'Ah, you see, I don't,' said the Lecturer in Recent Runes, with a triumphant smile. 'It saves so much trouble in the long run. How do skinless sausages hold together, Mr Stibbons?'
'What? Eh? How should I know something like that?'
'Really? You don't know that but you think you're entirely qualified to know how the whole universe was put together, do you? Anyway, you don't have to explain fossils. They're there. Why try to turn everything into a big mystery? If you go round asking questions the whole time you'll never get anything done.'
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