Does the debate over whether an internet audio clip is saying "yanny" or "laurel" have any spiritual relevance for Christians? Professors at two Southern Baptist institutions think it might.
Despite the audio clip's peculiar ambiguity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary philosophy professor Mark Coppenger said it highlights the fact God made the world "reliably accessible" to our senses -- despite claims to the contrary by a millennia-long string of philosophers including the Greek thinker Pyrrho and Enlightenment scholar David Hume. Union University physicist Bill Nettles said the online debate shows "true knowledge" is accessible through scientific investigation, but it takes "a lot of hard work."
Beginning May 15, social media users were divided over whether the audio clip posted by a Georgia high school student says "laurel" in a low computer-generated voice or "yanny" in a high...
While I admit that this seems to have little significance, the concept of absolute truth is of primary importance. Truth is lying dead in the streets, and any attempt, no matter how mundane, to resurrect it is important.
No matter what the nonsense is really about, we can trust that God not only knows all about it but has it directly under His control.