Human Evolution Timeline: Revelations in Bible Quotes

Written by Ruy Miranda

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The faithful cling torepparttar first answer,repparttar 105811 dogma.

But those who are not faithful may properly ask how those writers, barely out of a semi-nomadic life, could possess such knowledge aboutrepparttar 105812 evolution ofrepparttar 105813 species. Examined as a book and without any preconceived position,repparttar 105814 Bible is a singular book and its writers differed from common mortals. However, as intelligent as they might have been, there was no way they could have held such knowledge. Thusrepparttar 105815 answer is: this is a mystery yet.

Book of Genesis & Science: More convergence

Inrepparttar 105816 pleasant study of Biblical numbers involving creation vs. evolution, there are other convergent points. Example: part ofrepparttar 105817 sacred text reproduced atrepparttar 105818 beginning of this article and science's version ofrepparttar 105819 differences in man/ape. The Genesis expression "closed uprepparttar 105820 flesh in its place" conveys a special meaning and suggests more parallelisms between religion and science. It could be read as "closed uprepparttar 105821 frontal lobe in its place".

Inrepparttar 105822 monkeysrepparttar 105823 frontal lobe is 9% ofrepparttar 105824 brain. Inrepparttar 105825 man it is 30%. The frontal lobe is a tissue ("flesh"), a nervous tissue. The frontal lobe integrates most ofrepparttar 105826 brain functions. Its prefrontal portion is related torepparttar 105827 initiation of planned actions, i.e., thinking, idealizing, acting in orderly fashion, and letting out emotional expressions. Inrepparttar 105828 difference isrepparttar 105829 "closed uprepparttar 105830 flesh in its place."

Subsequent Procreation

The appearance ofrepparttar 105831 human being raisesrepparttar 105832 issue of procreation. Inrepparttar 105833 history of creation, this problem does not exist: once created, Adam and Eve started to reproduce. However, in evolution, ONE individual, fromrepparttar 105834 fusion ofrepparttar 105835 two chromosomes, would not give origin torepparttar 105836 human species. To illustrate,suppose thatrepparttar 105837 fusion ofrepparttar 105838 two chromosomes took place in a female, resulting in 23 chromosomes inrepparttar 105839 gametes, living with males bearing 24 chromosomes inrepparttar 105840 gametes. Procreation would be impossible. Even if they copulated, no ovulum would be formed due torepparttar 105841 lack of symmetry inrepparttar 105842 DNA. How, then, wouldrepparttar 105843 human being have procreated in evolution?

More likelyrepparttar 105844 phenomenon - physical, chemical or physical-chemical - had by then reached several individual chimps, causing chromosome fusion in many of them, both males and females. Inrepparttar 105845 history of evolution, there is still another peculiarity:repparttar 105846 bonobos have more elements thanrepparttar 105847 chimpanzees to be man's ancestors.

Chimpanzees vs Bonobos

Preference forrepparttar 105848 chimpanzees overrepparttar 105849 bonobos - Inrepparttar 105850 evolutionary scale, science shows preference forrepparttar 105851 chimpanzees overrepparttar 105852 bonobos, even thoughrepparttar 105853 latter are more similar to human beings. See some ones:

the similarity percentage between bonobos' DNA and humans' is greater than that of chimpanzees;

their genitals are more protuding and face forward, as with humans; except for humans, they arerepparttar 105854 only primates who copulate fromrepparttar 105855 front;

they engage in homosexual and heterosexual relations;

upon reaching adolescence,repparttar 105856 females abandon their group and join another one. In their new group they submit themselves torepparttar 105857 female - including sexually - and then copulate withrepparttar 105858 males;

the females keep together in groups andrepparttar 105859 male respects them because, together, they will fight him for food;

they stand on two legs more frequently than chimps do and their laughter is more expressive. They are also more cordial inrepparttar 105860 group.

Despite all this, it is believed that man has evolved from chimps, due torepparttar 105861 fact that they are found in many African regions, in wide-open areas, which would have favored their territorial dispersion. Bonobos, onrepparttar 105862 other hand, live in closed-in woods, in some regions in Africa. However, fromrepparttar 105863 genetic, anatomic, emotional and behavioral standpoints, more likelyrepparttar 105864 human species has come fromrepparttar 105865 bonobos. Perhaps, after their community was hard-hit by a cataclysm, they took refuge in closed-in woods.

Man's Ancestor: Neither Chimpanzee nor Bonobos and Adam`s Rib

Another theory admits that chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutangs, gibbons, all belong torepparttar 105866 primate family known as Pongid, just likerepparttar 105867 Hominid family, whose sole representative is man, all belonging torepparttar 105868 Hominoids super family, and would have come from individuals known as Old World Monkeys.

It is possible that some violent environmental change hit Africa and Asia, alteringrepparttar 105869 genetic structure of many Old World Monkeys (Cercopitecoids) sometime between six million and twenty-five million years ago. Different Pongids came into being.

Why would not different hominids have appeared? Present day human must have featured differences among individuals fromrepparttar 105870 very beginning. For instance, there must have appeared atrepparttar 105871 same time individuals with white skin and with black skin in Africa and in Asia. Weather conditions andrepparttar 105872 fight for survival would have made easier for white-skinned individuals to disappear from Africa and for black-skinned individuals to disappear from ice-cold regions.

The theory of a common trunk for all Hominoids does not changerepparttar 105873 parallel with Adam's rib. The whole Hominoid super family would have come from individuals with 24 chromosomes inrepparttar 105874 gametes. One family (Pongid) continued with 24 chromosomes inrepparttar 105875 gametes while another (Hominid) appeared with 23 chromosomes.

Ruy Miranda is a Brazilian Physician and a former University Professor. In he offers articles on Bible and science and excerpts of his novel "Bible Quotes in Crystal Land". He is not a religious person.

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Science changes, shouldn't our theology?

Written by Terry Dashner

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That’s interesting. And again science takes a positive turn towardrepparttar Creator. “Christian readers of Mermin suddenly find themselves in familiar territory, for any deeply Christian account ofrepparttar 105810 creation seems bound to have a relational quality. Fromrepparttar 105811 enigmatic ‘us’ in Genesis 1:26 torepparttar 105812 fully formed descriptions ofrepparttar 105813 Trinity inrepparttar 105814 creeds, Christian thought posits a relationality in God himself. Andrepparttar 105815 universe exists, Jewish and Christian theologians have long asserted, in continuous, ongoing, dynamic, loving relation to God…Under Mermin’s interpretation, at least, QM turns out to be as much an ally as a foe torepparttar 105816 Christian understanding ofrepparttar 105817 world, and some of its most ‘irrational’ elements actually compel a more relational rationality” writes Mrs. Crouch.

Does this twist in science prove anything? No. Why? Because it, too, will evolve over time and change. Nothing is constant but change, saidrepparttar 105818 philosophers of old; however, one thing is certain. Science and Theology are notrepparttar 105819 sworn enemies thatrepparttar 105820 19th century philosophers made them out to be. I believe that one may complementrepparttar 105821 other. But one ofrepparttar 105822 two must never change—belief in God and His relationship to me through Jesus Christ.

Keeprepparttar 105823 faith. Stayrepparttar 105824 course. Jesus is Lord over all creation and soon coming King of Kings.

Pastor T.dash…peace

Pastors a church.

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