Saturday, October 1, 2011

In the Image of Primates

Creationist Christians assert that Man was created in the image of God. But have they asked about this:
Why are apes, monkeys, and other primates made in the image of man? Not only in basic physiology but in the DNA itself. Which is why Christian Francis Collins believes the DNA evidence is enough to convince him of evolution as a working scientific theory. Humans are primates. Humans are apes.

And how does biology work with Eternal life organisms like the supposed characters of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden?
Life seems inherently to work with decay and death. Another words from stars dying, universal decay, viruses and bacteria, the predators on earth, and death all around... I do not see how there was a pre-death biology which is what Genesis asserts. Life feeds on Death and Death feeds on Life. Everything works with and because of inherent decomposition. The problem of death and suffering is solved from the outset...Nature has its system and it does not care.

The explanations of an intervening God, Adam & Eve, and Sin are superfluous and hubristic and these explanations create many more problematic questions.

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