quote:So, is there no alternative to Creationism? Even though you just said there were two viable and credible options for the emergence of the universe?
The two are: a Creator based creation, or not. In a finite realm, the former wins from a scientific POV.
Someone suggested cosmology - which is an ubsurd premise, being part of Creationism.
Cosmology is not part of Creationism.
Proof: Cosmology is science and creationism is bronze age tribal myth.
The first recording of what was later coined cosmology, is in Genesis. So is the first recording of a finite universe and the first categorising of life form groupings. Very bronze-like. Now show us another bronzy writings of similar myth?
I imagine in a British school, the verse in Genesis which describes the clothing of the first humans as a cute Disney like story. In reality though, Genesis is saying humans are unique as the only life form requiring clothing.
Thread carefully - Genesis is a deceptively simple writ not one for the uniniated. European Christianity and Islam have mis-represented a document they at no time followed or studied, taking it on board 2000 years later, retaining only whatever they can align with their own beliefs. It is why the world is in shock when the true meanings are put before them. Britain would have to first discard all that was said of the Hebrew bible by Christianity - otherwise they will be studying myths.
quote:IamJoseph writes: Genesis is saying humans are unique as the only life form requiring clothing.
Do not take your clothes off or YOU WILL DIE!! If god had meant us to be naked, then we would have been born naked!!
As anyone can see, there is nothing superfluous in this writing. Its not a Walt Disney story - we are told with manifest evidence one life forms is unique - it alone requires clothing - told with the ushering in of the life forms.
As Panda has pointed out humans do not require clothing. Certainly it is not generally socially acceptable to run around naked in many modern societies and the use of clothing has allowed humans to expand the environments they can comfortably adapt to. But to suggest that humans have to wear clothes moves your writing from superfluous to simply ridiculous.
Homo-sapiens require three things and three things only: air, water and nourishment; everything else is luxury. This same statement can be made for all warm blooded mammals. I don't suppose you are going to provide evidence (the bible doesn't count one whit, we are on the science side) for your absurd claim?
"Why don't you call upon your God to strike me? Oh, I forgot it's because he's fake like Thor, so bite me" -Greydon Square