What I am saying is that the events of Genesis 1 and 2 are in sequence, in Chapter 1, men and women are created. In chapter 2 Adam and Eve are created, not the first men and women. Therefore there is no conflict with evolution, evolved man is in chapter 1.
Are you suggesting that there are two separate strains of humans on earth? Descendants of Adam and descendants of "the first mean and women"?
I am suggesting that men and women were created in Chapter 1 and that Adam and Eve and the garden were created in Chapter2. If you just read Genesis, this is what it says.
Actually no. If you read it without any preconceived notions, it just sounds like two references to the same people. Genesis 2 is more of a close-up. That's standard storytelling.
Tom Larkin writes:
I believe that the creation described in Chapter 1 is consistent with this approach, describes the line not leading to Jesus (and the "daughters of men" in Chapter 6), and the creation describe from Chapter 2 on describes the generations leading to Christ (the "sons of God" in Chapter 6, consistent with the rest of Genesis (more detail in the book).
So your answer is yes? There are two different strains of humans on earth? Is it possible to tell which of us are related to Christ and which are not?
In my book, I state that my argument is Biblical so if you do not accept the Bible, then the argument is meaningless.
I accept the Bible as it is, not as you wish it would be. I accept that it contains errors and/or inconsistencies like any other book. I don't have to accept your attempt at reconciliation or any of the other dozens of attempts at reconciliation.
It doesn't say otherwise. When somebody says "day" it means 24 hours unless he specifies otherwise. You have to go through a lot of mental gymnastics to get anything but 24-hour days from Genesis - and those gymnastics are all your own fiction, not derived from the text.