Science policy for debate

January 20, 1995

Professor Jones has apparently made two errors. The tribes with whom British Israelites identify were not lost "at the Exodus", but at the downfall of the Northern Kingdom several centuries later. The doctrine of "Original Sin" does not declare that some of us are ineradicably bad, but that all of us have evil tendencies, that even our most conscientiously virtuous acts have hidden and disreputable motives, and (more controversially) that all of us may rightly be condemned for Adam's disobedience.

Stephen R. L. Clark Department of philosophy Liverpool University

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