Now I know there are a vanishingly small number of people who believe in the literal truth of the words in the bible, but for those few remaining, this won’t be enough to convince them. I’m not clear how it overlaps with the West Wing argument, either.

It would be interesting to see what equivalent diagrams could be made from tax codes and legal frameworks. And therewith the difference between getting things to work in the real world and theoretical frameworks. The problem comes when people try to quote theoretical items as factual guides (back to the West Wing; soldiers can murder in certain circumstances).

NB I’m not convinced by the Project Reason’s project to spread secular values in society. I like a lot of religious values; religion not so much.