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Author Topic:   God's Day 1 Billion Years?
Christian7
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Message 44 of 61 (355129)
10-08-2006 6:23 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by jimrlong.com
10-24-2005 7:40 PM


An interesting thing happens when you take the approximate number for the Creation of the Earth is 4.7 Billion Years ago and “homo sapiens” at between 130 - 195 Million Years Ago divided by the 5 days given in the Biblical account in Genesis 1, you get approximately 1 Billion Years and the fist life supposedly appeared 1 Billion Years after Earth Creation. So is 1 Billion Years God’s Day? To get a closer number one would need to know how those dates were arrived at and what margin of error they contain.
Dates except “homo sapiens” dates taken from Arizona University:
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/...gins_of_Life/origins.html
The word for "Day" in genesis chapter 1 in hebrew is yom. Yom means one single day. This was also combined with the terms for "Evening and morning". If when Moses wrote genesis, he wanted to mean an age, he could have used a variety of different words.
He could have used Yamim, Qedem, or Olam, all of which would have implied an age, but instead he used the world Yom. (The o has a little thingy on top of it.)

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Christian7
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Message 45 of 61 (355130)
10-08-2006 6:26 AM
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10-08-2006 6:23 AM


We've never observed any Creator creating life. Therefore that conclusion is not a scientific one.
We've never observed macro-evolution. Therefore that belief is not a scientific one.

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Message 46 of 61 (355131)
10-08-2006 6:30 AM
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08-14-2006 8:26 AM


Re: It has everything to do with the topic
Well, there's no such evidence that a creator even exists.
And my statement isn't sloppy. No model of abiogenesis will ever be accepted until it produces results under laboratory conditions. There isn't any other kind of evidence avaliable; we won't ever have fossils of the chemical precursors to life. That information is lost forever. Observation of experiment is the only potential evidence that could confirm or dismiss any abiogenic model.
If and when labratory conditions produce life, it will be evidence that life can be created by an intellegent being, not that dead matter can conglomerate spontainouslly into living entities.
Edited by Guido Arbia, : No reason given.

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