1. Graham2001

    Graham2001 Active Member

    The quote I am looking for a proper attribution for comes from the last line of a 1983 Anti-Catholic tract entitled "National Sunday Law", which as might be guessed from the title makes a big deal about the sabbath. After 11 appencidices of Bible quotes the last one gets into some 'strange' claims about time and how to use astronomy to determine it.

    I've attached a scan of the entire appendix 12 so that there is some context, though given the non-specific nature of the quote it could be difficult.

    NationalSundayLaw_P91. NationalSundayLaw_P92. NationalSundayLaw_P93.
     
  2. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    In my experience religious tracts often end up paraphrasing quotes, often because they don't have the original source, and are going off what they read or heard from another religious source.

    It does not seem like an unreasonable thing for Hale to say. Although it's not really about determining the day of the week.
     
  3. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    That's attributed to the same guy (Hale). Or were you meaning other people quoted Hale too?
     
  5. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    It seems like from that clipping though, that it was in a private letter from Hale to Tefft, in response to an inquiry from Tefft.
     
  6. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    no I mean the other scientists in the article are all basically saying the same thing.