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What is your perspective on who came first in the world? They say microscopic creatures, then came the trilobites, next the dinosaurs, then came mammals or man. When the bible was written, they said God created animals, then humans. Then he rested after the seventh day. When we study Earth Science, we learned about the different eras at over 4.6 billion years ago, but I thought they were created within a seven day period. Please EXPLAIN what you think!!!!



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I don't think the Bible says HOW God created man, the earth and the animals, just that he did. I don't see any reason not to think he may have used evolution as a tool. Seven days? Well, it was several before there was a sun, so those first "days" might be just a metaphor for time, and could have been millions of years long. Same for when Joshua made the sun stand still: that day could have lasted a million years. So I don't see a real conflict. Galileo said: The Bible tells us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go." I agree.

--ProfBill



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