Human Evolution Timeline: Revelations in Bible Quotes

Written by Ruy Miranda

The human evolution timeline is found recorded in Bible quotes (Book of Genesis). Adam's rib symbolizesrepparttar chromosome and isrepparttar 105811 key torepparttar 105812 man ape evolution. In discussing evolution vs creation, many convergences like this one are found. Someone who holds torepparttar 105813 theory of evolution and denies creationism might ask why such an important matter asrepparttar 105814 creation of human beings would be in a symbolic message rather than in explicit language. And, after all,repparttar 105815 Holy Scriptures don`t talk about chromosomes. That is a valid question, which shall be pursued below. First off,repparttar 105816 main interest is to seerepparttar 105817 points of confluence between evolution and creation regardingrepparttar 105818 appearance ofrepparttar 105819 human being.

Parallelism Between Adam's Rib and Science

There is an amazing coincidence betweenrepparttar 105820 numbers inrepparttar 105821 Book of Genesis involving creationism and numbers in science regarding man's evolution fromrepparttar 105822 ape. The parallelism begins onrepparttar 105823 Bible quotes according to which God took out one of Adam's ribs and maderepparttar 105824 woman, Eve, with it. "Andrepparttar 105825 Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed uprepparttar 105826 flesh in its place. Thenrepparttar 105827 rib whichrepparttar 105828 Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her torepparttar 105829 man."

The number of ribs - Men have 24 ribs - 12 on each thoracic side. The same number is found in women. The text says that God removed one rib and not one pair of ribs. Had He indeed removed only one rib, man would have different numbers of this bone on each side of his chest. Not only that, but there would also remain a doubt aboutrepparttar 105830 number of ribs in a female.

These contradictions disappear ifrepparttar 105831 text is examined fromrepparttar 105832 standpoint of information conveyed by Jesus Christ to His disciples: "To God nothing is impossible". God may have removed one of Adam's ribs but He did it in such a way thatrepparttar 105833 woman and all her descendants would haverepparttar 105834 same number of ribs. However, it is assumed thatrepparttar 105835 rib's removal is symbolic language and explained it cannot be regarded as direct language.

A look at it now fromrepparttar 105836 standpoint of science. The chimpanzee, from which science now admits that man has evolved, has 24 chromosomes in its sexual cells, i. e., 24 chromosomes in each spermatozoon and 24 chromosomes in each ovulum. This is referred to gametes, those sex cells capable of reproducingrepparttar 105837 species. Therefore,repparttar 105838 number of ribs in a man and of chromosomes in a chimpanzee are identical. The other cells in a chimp, as in a human, are diployd, that is, they haverepparttar 105839 chromosomes in pairs - therefore, they have 48 chromosomes.

Confluence of Book of Genesis and Human Evolution Timeline

Were we to admit thatrepparttar 105840 rib symbolizesrepparttar 105841 chromosome,repparttar 105842 implicit and explicit Bible numbers say that God removed a chromosome from a chimpanzee and made a woman out of it. In other words,repparttar 105843 "man", a chimp, lost a chromosome and thus a woman was formed. Indeed,repparttar 105844 woman, just likerepparttar 105845 man, has one chromosome less than a chimp inrepparttar 105846 sex cells. The human spermatozoon has 23 chromosomes andrepparttar 105847 human ovulum also has 23 chromosomes. It makes sense. The other cells inrepparttar 105848 human being are diployd, i. e., they have 46 chromosomes. But it is needed to see what science says regardingrepparttar 105849 man ape evolution, that is, man's evolution fromrepparttar 105850 chimpanzee. Man's evolution fromrepparttar 105851 ape - It is admitted that, inrepparttar 105852 evolution ofrepparttar 105853 species, through some unknown phenomenon, two chimp chromosomes were fused and thus, primitive man, a hominid, came about. Some theories claim thatrepparttar 105854 female came first, which, if true, would give further consistency torepparttar 105855 symbolic version of Adam and Eve's story.

In a nutshell, this is whatrepparttar 105856 matter has: • Number of ribs inrepparttar 105857 human being: 24 • Number of chromosomes inrepparttar 105858 chimp's gametes: 24 • Creation: removal of one rib. • Evolution: fusion of two chromosomes. • Rib symbolizes chromosome. • Removal of one rib = fusion of two chromosomes. • Number of chromosomes resulting inrepparttar 105859 gametes: 23 - New species: man, hominid.

Without wandering too far from these basic issues, it should be asked why there are so many differences between human and chimp, givenrepparttar 105860 "simple" fusion of two chromosomes. Furthermore, those in favor of creationism would argue that, sincerepparttar 105861 similarity between a chimp's DNA and that of a human being is above 98%, humans and chimpanzees ought to be more alike. These are pertinent questions which must be carefully examined.

Starting withrepparttar 105862 numbers:repparttar 105863 difference between human and chimp DNA is less than 2%. For three reasons, this percentage can be very meaningful:

the science is just barely beginning to understandrepparttar 105864 human genome, that is,repparttar 105865 DNA map, that of genes and each one's role. Onrepparttar 105866 other hand,repparttar 105867 researcher know also little aboutrepparttar 105868 chimp genome. Thus, it is perfectly acceptable that this percentage, though small, means much in terms of anatomical and physiological differences betweenrepparttar 105869 species;

the differences may be situated in fundamental parts ofrepparttar 105870 DNA, enough to causerepparttar 105871 differences betweenrepparttar 105872 species;

the amount of DNA inrepparttar 105873 cells is not always proportional to their complexity. Therefore,repparttar 105874 arrangement of DNA components in humans may be more important thanrepparttar 105875 quantity.

Thus,repparttar 105876 slightly less than 2% difference between chimps and humans may become more meaningful. The "simple" fusion of one species' two chromosomes may cause many differences inrepparttar 105877 resulting species.

Why isrepparttar 105878 Bible not explicit? - In other words, why, sincerepparttar 105879 issue was raised inrepparttar 105880 beginning of this article, doesrepparttar 105881 Biblical message not speak directly about chromosomes? At least two answers are possible.

The first has to do with Christian and Jewish dogma: this is a sacred text, dictated or inspired by God, and there is no questioning how God speaks. The second has to do withrepparttar 105882 Biblical writers: they would be human beings possessing a deep knowledge of evolution timeline and humans nature. They knew that it would not be possible to write what men would not understand at that time (existence of chromosomes, genes, DNA). They further knew that, in a patriarchal society such asrepparttar 105883 one they lived in, women should remain in a secondary role, inrepparttar 105884 written version, to makerepparttar 105885 acceptance of God's word easier.

Science changes, shouldn't our theology?

Written by Terry Dashner

Science changes, shouldn’t our faith?

Terry Dashner……………….Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

Since basic science is ever-changing, shouldn’t our theology change with it? No. Our theology should remain constant, even when science seems to contradict it. Usually science changes to support, to some degree, what theologians and simple people of faith have been saying all along—“Inrepparttar beginning, God…” Allow me to illustrate this, please.

Catherine H. Crouch in her essay entitled, “The Strangely Relational World of Quantum Mechanics” makes a very interesting observation about science inrepparttar 105810 20th century. Says Crouch, “…Einstein is rightly celebrated for his association with relativity, one ofrepparttar 105811 two major innovations in twentieth-century physics, it’s less well known that he vehemently opposedrepparttar 105812 other theory that rockedrepparttar 105813 twentieth-century scientific world—quantum mechanics.” Crouch continues, “And, surprisingly, in recent yearsrepparttar 105814 theory that reportedly caused Einstein to protest, ‘God does not play dice [withrepparttar 105815 universe],’ not only has turned out to be right, but may be remarkably congruent with Christian convictions. Call itrepparttar 105816 quantum leap of faith.”

QM speaks of probabilities. For example, takerepparttar 105817 particles which make up your body. QM “…is stubbornly unwilling to tell you where each electron in your body’s roughly billion billion billion atoms is right now. Chances are, they’re all pretty much where you think they are, but there is a real (though extraordinarily small) chance that right now, at least one of your electrons ‘is’ outside of your personal space. In fact, QM refuses to commit to whererepparttar 105818 electron is, preferring instead to say merely that at any given time, that electron has a certain probability of being in a certain place. This idea—that chance, rather than definite predictability, describesrepparttar 105819 behavior ofrepparttar 105820 universe—prompted Einstein’s uneasy comment about God playing dice.”

What am I getting at? Simply this. QM, a theory not very well understood in its infancy and seemingly at odds withrepparttar 105821 immutable properties of physics, has now taken a dramatic turn toward supporting a Creator who rules overrepparttar 105822 universe. Crouch explains, “Mermin’s [N. David Mermin of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York] central idea is simple:repparttar 105823 basic elements of physical reality are not individual objects but relationships between what we perceive to be individual objects. Individual objects as such most certainly exist. However, if we insist on knowingrepparttar 105824 properties of individual objects rather thanrepparttar 105825 properties of relationships between objects, our efforts are doomed to appear paradoxical and incoherent.”

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