2 ed. The observer of Genesis, the science behind the creation story
THE BIBLE, THE GENESIS,
Who has not wondered: seven days? Yes, who would not? –as we look at each other
askance, with a mean grin.
It is a fact that fewer and fewer people believe that God created the heavens and
the earth in seven days.
What about the dinosaurs? Well, by the time this question arises (a purely rhetorical
one, of course) we are already engaged in a discussion that might embarrass even
the toughest hooligans.
Usually, speaking of Genesis leads us, inevitably, to an irreconcilable division
between science and religion. Apparently, one overrides the other. If Genesis says
seven days, and science has proved there were six billion years, it all indicates that
something is wrong, obviously... in The Bible.
It is difficult for us to say that the analysis of science is wrong, apart maybe from a
hundred million years up or down. So, following this logic, we will base this analysis
on what science claims that were the early days of the solar system and of our
planet, the Earth, based on the current findings.
Well, if the solar system and the Earth have been in existence for more than six
thousand million years since they were just a cloud of dust and gas floating adrift in
our beautiful galaxy... how did we get to those seven days? Sure, I know, don´t tell
me: pure superstition, myths, and ancient tales of various mythologies. Well, I don´t
blame you, I was of the same opinion until, reading the Bible to my youngest son, I
discovered that something was wrong with the texts of Genesis, or wasn´t?