Signs of the Times

Lord Cobham, Governor-General as reported in The Otago Daily Times Dunedin, New Zealand

"For at least 30 years, men of the calibre of Jeans, Rutherford and Whitehead have scorned the idea of a purely materialistic universe.... We are on the edge of revelations of such tremendous significance that [the world's] whole course may he altered within the next 10 or 15 years."

Lord Cobham then went on to read a paper by the English scholar and thinker, W. B. Higgs, who, he said, had gathered from the works of the greatest scientists an overwhelming mass of evidence which could well put an end to the "materialistic rubbish that today torments mankind, and which would enable the Christian churches to mount a counterattack."

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August 15, 1959

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