You asked for it, here you go...Creation as how it doesn't apply to science. (Using NIV, biblical scholars have probably changed to the text to be more vague to work in any situation though. Note:
In a couple of earlier posts you said that the Creation melds with science. The only way it does is you are lucky things are clumped and described in a similar sort of order to Earth's early history...
But only on the periphery. I will show you how these events do not match science, all it will take is a little bit of extra knowledge about what you already know.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
The deep and the waters here signify the void that was before the Earth "was". I get it.
Except the Earth is here because of the galaxy, and the galaxy is here because of the Big Bang.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
Day and night are only possible because of the Sun. The Earth and the Sun are roughly the same age and were both made from condensation of matter (gas and solidus for the Sun and Earth, respectively)
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
The only way there could be the sky is if there were atmosphere, and the only way there would be atmosphere is from the degassing of lava. It is still debated just how molten Earth was prior to cooling down, but you bet there were some active lava flows and deeper magma bodies that put much gas into the atmosphere. This part creation science.
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
Given enough magma and lava degassing lead to the accumulation of water vapors. There's also an argument for some water coming from millions of years of comets impacting the Earth and melting. The formation of seas would cool the magma beneath and around them, making the land firm. This part matches and is in correct sequence with creation science.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
The only way for the magma and lava degassing to be bearable by living organisms is if the toxic components, e.g. carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide are to be reworked and replaced by molecules that life is tolerant of. Trees were not the first plant. What if the author meant photoautotroph? Well that would mean some algae that create lots of oxygen to the point where the atmosphere is bearable. But what about the sea? Lava vents in the sea as well. These bacteria/algae are the heros of making Earth bearable. They made the water and much much later atmosphere bearable for more complicated life forms to evolve and radiate.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
Our solar system was spawned at roughly the same time, i.e. the Sun and its surrounding planets are all about the same age. The same can't be said for surrounding stars and galaxies, which all have varying ages. Other stars and galaxies had to exist before there was any tree. The Moon had to exist before there was any tree as well, and probably before any thick atmosphere.(The Moon is a piece of the Earth that was knocked loose from the planet due to a large impact; it remains trapped in Earth's gravitational field.)
One huge point: You'd think that God would realize that the Sun is responsible for the light during the day as well as the light during the night? Like moonlight is just sunlight reflecting off the surface of the Moon.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
The widely-agreed upon flow of life and adaptations from earliest chordates (creatures with a backbone) to mammals is as follows:
Annotation: Group Subgroup Adaptation Notochord
--> lobe-finned fishes
--> legs --> tetrapods -->
--> amniotic egg
(from which came birds
) --> hair
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Of course we wouldn't be having this discussion if not for this verse right here.
I'm not going to touch upon it, because there's so much literature on the relation of man to early hominids, all of which originated out of Africa, very close to where civilization first began. That's anthropology and archaeology: not my realm of study.
This post was edited on 12/26 at 8:33 pm