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Author Topic:   How will creationists react to the first human-chimp hybrid?
faust 
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Message 50 of 138 (449254)
01-17-2008 12:19 PM


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First things first. Biblically speaking, that which set Adam apart from all other creatures was the fact of God breathing life into him.

Actually, the difference is nephesh chayah and nephesh chayim. Both of which imply god breathing life into the creature. Save the later, which is used in reference to men in the bible, the former being animal, is plural. That means he breathed "lives" into man. This is very important as non-human animals are never mentioned as having ruach, which is the vital spiritual breath. So essentially when the bible states god made man in his own image and breathed life into him, he breathed not just life but a secondary essence, the ruach. He also breathed life into the animals as well as shown by the use of nephesh in reference to animals.

A moot point for me as as I do not think the bible is worth the paper it is written on. But the distinction, I would imagine, should be of vital importance for you and worth knowing.

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The real problem is that Creationists and cdesign proponentists don't bring any actual science to the table - they paint real scientists as liars and phoneys, and try to squeeze religious nonsense into science classrooms without any supporting evidence or having even followed the scientific method!

And that, friend, is the long and short of it. Well said.


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01-17-2008 12:31 PM
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01-17-2008 12:22 PM


Ah, dankon.

Thanks for the advice and for the welcome. :)


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