I believe God uses evolution, I also wonder about those who believe the earth is on a few thousands of years old? Can you explain why?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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I believe the Bible is the Word of God. And the Bible states it was done in 6 days, so thats what I believe.
Actually the bible uses the Hebrew word "yom" which is used in the bible for several different time periods. In Genesis it's used to indicate everything from a 12-hour period of time to eternity. "Yom" does not have to mean a 24-hour day. Since humans didn't witness creation, our concept of a 24-hour day does not apply. And the bible says God's day is not like our day. See "Word Study: Yom" for an explanation.
Answer by eringobrough at 6:34 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Some basic points: evolution has many definitions- the most common being macro-evolution, the change of one "kind" to another i.e. lizards to mammals.
Maybe that is a young-earth defintion of evolution, but it's not scientific. Scientific theory of evolution undrstand that micro and macro evolution are basically the same thing - the difference it the length of time involvced. And the category "kind" doesn't exist in science. Practically, evolution is a process that results in heritable changes in a population spread over many generations. So it is NOT the idea of lizards changing into mammals - it's more the idea that small changes accumulate over a long period of time to cause a change in the population.
Answer by eringobrough at 6:39 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Point two: mathematical equations show that over time the earth's rotation has slowed.
The earth's rotation is slowing at a rate of about 0.005 seconds per year per year. This extrapolates to the earth having a fourteen-hour day 4.6 billion years ago, which is entirely possible. The rate at which the earth is slowing today is higher than average because the present rate of spin is in resonance with the back-and-forth movement of the oceans. Fossil rugose corals preserve daily and yearly growth patterns and show that the day was about 22 hours long 370 million years ago, in rough agreement with the 22.7 hours predicted from a constant rate of slowing. So no the earth wasn't spinnin so fast that it couldn'ts support an atmosphere.
Answer by eringobrough at 6:43 PM on Nov. 6, 2009