Remnants of Genesis: Part 6

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Day 5: God decides to begin His population of the earth with fish and birds. Again, this is not very mythic. It would seem likely, if written by man, that God would begin with the creation of man first, then the animals. Here, evolutionary Christians would note the implication of Genesis 1:20-21, which reads (in the King James) “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life…every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly.” This implies the evolutionary theory that creatures evolved out from the sea. But geology has shown us a conundrum for evolutionists called the Cambrian explosion. “The Cambrian explosion has been called the ‘Biological Big Bang’ because it gave rise to the sudden appearance of most of the major animal phyla that are still alive today, as well as some that are now extinct.”[1]

The absolute suddenness of the way the phyla appears in our fossil record is, according to Jonathan Wells of the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Washington, “the single most spectacular phenomenon of the fossil record.”[2] To put this into perspective, Stephen Meyer said, “if you were to compress all of the Earth’s history into twenty-four hours, the Cambrian explosion would consume only about one minute.”[3]

This could also explain why dinosaur and human footprints have been found together in the Paluxy River area of Texas. Some of these prints have been excavated and taken to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the University of Texas and other places for exhibit.

More on the topic of evolution when we tackle Day 6 next week.

 

[1] Ibid, 43.

[2] Ibid, 44.

[3] Ibid, 239.

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