I must wonder why some people have such a need to show that stories and details of the bible are not contrary to present scientific understanding. The bible was never intended as a scientific treatment of creation, life, the universe or anything.
Except for the most diehard YEC, who ignore science altogether, it appears most creationists have a deep-seated need to twist, fold and mutilate all logic, reason and fact to shoehorn the efficacy of the bible into science. Itâ€™s as if they can legitimate their faith only by showing the bible to be true to scientific knowledge and strengthen their view that the bible is the inerrant word of their deity.
God forbid that science should show the bible be in error in some dark technical way the bibleâ€™s authors could never have known. This might mean the authors were inspired by their idea of a deity, contemporary to their knowledge 2000+- years ago, instead of being inspired by the direction of a deity who is proposed to be omniscient and would thus know the true scientific facts.
This appears to me to be a tacit admission that science is the stronger philosophy, the truth against which the bible must be compared and cannot be allowed to fall short.
Wellâ€¦I guess I can stop wondering. I think Iâ€™ve answered my own question.
As anyone who cares to look honestly already knows, the bible falls well short of scientific fact and neither contortions of scripture nor twisted invocations of legitimate scientific skepticism can change this.
Accept the bible for what it is; a 2000+- year-old tome on a philosophy its authors ascribe to one specific tribal god; an inspiring read in some passages, a butt-numbing bore in others.
Edited by AZPaul3, : Correction of the usual culprits.