However, even if you assumptions were true (and I see no reason to think they are) it still does not address the fact that both the order as presented in the Genesis 1 fable and in the Genesis 2 fable are factually wrong.
The Earth is not created before the sun.
The first plants were not seed bearing.
Life on land did NOT come before life in the sea.
The topic is NOT the conflicts between Genesis and scientific discovery. It IS the perceived conflicts within Genesis, specifically between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2.
As the topic title says - Genesis 1 vs. Genesis 2.
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This is in a Science forum dealing with Biblical accuracy.
The real truth is, it seems that this topic should be in the "Bible Study" forum. Will consider if it should be moved at this point in the discussion.
Edited by Adminnemooseus, : See above.
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