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Friday, March 28, 2008

At Least Folks are Thinking...

Not to take credit or blame for everything that happens in the world, but our Evolution Sunday celebration and corresponding article in the newspaper is still generating letters to the editor. That is a good thing. Agree or disagree, at least people are thinking. Here is one in today's Johnson City Press:

Science, religion

Through science, which includes considerable confirming research since Charles Darwin, I have come to accept the basic premises of evolution. This mental step has required some changes in the traditional interpretation of the story of creation found in the Bible.

Any interpretation is based on the knowledge one has at the time. Too often however, many think that the interpretation is what the Bible says.

Efforts by religious groups to hold on to outdated interpretations have made those groups anti-educational and a few educators and scientists anti-religion.

Genesis 2:7 says “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and man became a living soul.”

Based on current knowledge, it could be that until God breathed into the nostrils of Adam and Eve, they were mere animals like any other, evolving over millions of man years. And, the breathing could have occurred as late as 10,000 years ago.

Cain went out and found a wife so there were more families than that of Adam and Eve.

I see no argument between science and religion. God created the laws of nature and science is in the process of discovering what those laws are.
SAM TOMLIN
Telford


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