Are we mere animals? Word spreads that natural philosophers are conceiving theories regarding the providence of life itself. To imagine that men and beasts might've shared common ancestors would be an affront to many, and cause a revolution in the way the people view themselves. These theories could undermine the realm's official faith -- and by extension, your authority. What is your position on this matter?
These ideas are self-evidently falsehoods, and need to be vanquished.
We must recognize the progress we can make by adopting these ideas.
Even though we accept scientific facts, some questions must be considered beyond science.
Our stance on these matters is already clear. We must not fear where these truths lead us.
Though we have elevated holy words, a certain fluidity in its interpretation is the beneficial path.
We will not break our traditions. Humans are fallible, only holy words can guarantee eternal truths.