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Genesis in Bible and evolution
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Then he separated the light from darkness. Together these made up the day one. And God said, "Let there be space between the waters, to separate water from water." And so it was. This happened on the second day.
And God said, "Let the waters beneath the sky be gathered into one place so dry ground may appear." And so it was. Then God said, "Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant. And let there be trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and tress from which they came." And so it was. This all happened on the third day.

And God said, "Let bright lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. They will be signs to mark off the seasons, the days, and the years. Let their light shine down upon the earth." And so it was. This all happened on the fourth day.

And God said, "Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind." Then God blesses them saying, "Let the fish multiply and fill the oceans. Let the birds increase and fill the earth." This all happened on the fifth day.

And God said, "Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal - livestock, small animals, and wildlife." And so it was. Then the God said, "Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life - the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky and all the livestock, wild animals and small animals." God blessed them and told them, "Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters over the fish and birds and all animals."

And God said, "Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit tress for your food. And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food." And so it was. Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day.

On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from his work of creation.

Genesis, the Old Testament, the Bible

Interesting and very authoritative! The God of Bible is really very bossy considering that the Old Testament is some three and half millennia old; a preconscious era. Now let's come to a very interesting observation by conservative American thinker Ayn Rand, "Ideas are meaning of life, the only thing that make a human life, as distinguish from an animal one."

What does she want to say: a religious doctrine filled with belief in independence of individuals free from any other dogma? Can humans evolve, as per her, differently than what God has planned for them? Or because as per Bible the timing of appearance of animals and humans is maximally a day away then do humans and animal differ only by cognition in the sense that they are creations of a single creator created by a single set of rules?

And since both animals and humans were created on earth, therefore, relativistic idea of time dilations cannot be applied to account for what are huge evolutionary differences between animals and humans as per science. But still the measure of a day of God could be left to interpretations by theories of special and general relativity as it is not defined. It’s very difficult to accept God residing in a Black Hole or a White Hole and for other cosmic structures time cannot be that hugely different from measure on earth to account for almost 14 billion years in six or seven their days.

True, humans have cognition and most of animals do not have it and among those who have a bit of that, their intelligence is elementary. But there is a lot that distinguish humans from animals, including sex and food habits. The fact is that humans are the ultimate results of billions of years' evolution and since the beginning of 'Anthropocene period' they are evolving psychologically, with or without external agencies' helps and aids.

Bible and other sacred texts say that humans and in fact the whole Universe is a creation of a God. I don’t want to question anyone's religious beliefs but I know for sure, that the first creatures of the first Universe, call them by any name; God or Goddamn or ordinary humans, they too had to evolve. This has to be the eternal law of evolution in the largest possible multi-verse. And if the first creature of the first Universe did not have God like qualities then no other specie could have so. Obviously, gods in order to prove their ability to create world would have to exist before any one else.

I know that this is a bit puzzling but even if the idea of God is accepted one needs to test limits of that super-being. God’s intervention can never be continuous: seven day creation as in genesis theory of Bible. He can never account for space-time as he can never be above it: it would not crunch or collapse even for God and space-time for God in the neighborhood of earth would be what it is for me and any probable reader for any time until the human life is there. God, if he were there, would intervene sequentially, discontinuously, and rarely, like in creation of primordial mass of Big Bang, its explosion and selective interventions thereafter.

I don't want to go in to details of when God should have intervened if he is existent. But I can say for definiteness that God, if he be there, should have intervened and made possible the breaking up of Sun of this solar system and made earth and thereafter moon evolved from the latter. But God would have used all principles of science to do so. What is magic for one set of people could be science for different set of people, within a planet or outside it. 

Therefore, God should have used spaceships to make his mission possible. In this high conscious era it is a bit difficult for one to imagine such a magnificent God, who as per religious beliefs can brilliantly create the whole Universe in seven days, without having spaceship and for that he needs to evolve.

But sure God's biggest intervention on earth would be invention of religions in the matured stages of Anthropocene period, depending on the state of mind and the relative consciousness of the people. To say that a single God created all religions may appear slightly inexplicable. The Ishvara of Ramayana and Mahabharata is completely different from God of Gospel and they are each different from Allah of Koran.

Sure, the differences may be in the people and not in creator but still I don't think that God, as he is described in holy texts, can be a single entity for the whole earth. From my arguments it may appear to probable readers that I am practically an atheist. Not really. I do believe in the usefulness and meaningfulness of religion and God. The religions are the biggest unifiers and they are no longer the biggest dividers. I also believe that accepting a religion is better than not practicing any. I just leave it to myself as to what I do in my case.

Anyway coming back to Ms. Rand quote the fact is that it is indeed ideas which make us different from animals. But not all ideas are equally good for a society. They need a review, better still, a peer review. But I know for sure that it is updating and learning combined with our ability to innovate which would make us humans a superhuman.

Multi-functionality is the key for a proper evolution. But then one has to comprehend things near and around him and her. The religions are being practiced for millennia by hundreds of millions of people and if humans fail to understand those very things then they would make bigger mistakes in writing equations and developing technologies.

In this regard I can assert confidently that Gospel was preached for solipsistic and expansive mind and Christianity is mostly a Westernized belief. But it is also true that all those who believe in the New Testament and the Holy Trinity they are Christians. I can never promote atheism irrespective of what label others put on me.



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