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    Default If we use "will" to displace "would" in the passage, will the meaning be kept intact?

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    Despite twenty-five centuries of debate, it is fair to say that no human knows what the meaning of Genesis 1 and 2 as precisely intended to be. We should continue to explore that! But the idea that scientific revelations would represent
    an enemy in that pursuit is ill conceived. If God created the universe, and the laws that govern it, and if He endowed human beings with intellectual abilities to discern its workings, would He want us to disregard those abilities? Would He be diminished or threatened by what we are discovering about His creation?

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    Default Re: If we use "will" to displace "would" in the passage, will the meaning be kept int

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    Despite twenty-five centuries of debate, it is fair to say that no human knows what the meaning of Genesis 1 and 2 is precisely intended to be. We should continue to explore that! But the idea that scientific revelations would represent
    an enemy in that pursuit is ill conceived. If God created the universe, and the laws that govern it, and if He endowed human beings with intellectual abilities to discern its workings, would He want us to disregard those abilities? Would He be diminished or threatened by what we are discovering about His creation?
    You could change the second one, but not the first.

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    Default Re: If we use "will" to displace "would" in the passage, will the meaning be kept int

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could change the second one, but not the first.
    Thank you.
    Why the first couldn't? With subjunctive mood it couldn't?

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