Go Back   Sports Central Message Boards > Community Discussion > The Lounge

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2006, 12:10 AM   #331
Revolution w/b improvised
Ravana's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 200
Ravana is on a distinguished road

Also I would like to point out that I'm pretty sure the Bible never says how old the Earth is. People make that assumption when they take Genisis literally and count the 7 days as 7 actual days.
It doesn't say how old the Earth is, but you can do the math backward based on the lifespans it gives... which are pretty specific. Some Irish monk in the vicinity of the 17th century (can't remember exactly when) calculated the "date" of creation as October 26, 4004 B.C. (The year is plausible; how he got the day is beyond me.)

And, yes, people do make that assumption about Genesis... which is the main thing that makes them fight against evolution. It's also beyond me why anybody still takes that literally... but they do. (There are, interestingly enough, alternate "Genesis" versions that make it very clear that these aren't supposed to be taken as literal days....) Or, rather, that's one of the main things that makes them contest evolution. The other is that they feel evolution removes mankind's "privileged" position in the universe, relative to the rest of Creation.

Personally, I do have to agree with that positionóbecause I want the "privileged position" concept removed. Maybe we'd treat the rest of Creation a little better if we didn't think it was ours to trash....
I have taken all knowledge to be my province. Tariff schedules and immigration policies will be announced presently.
imnotcbs :tsk:
Ravana is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Time Change Impacts NFC Playoff Picture Anthony National Football League 4 12-22-2004 11:48 AM
Name that 80's tune Contest "Daily" MaddEnemy The Lounge 10 12-12-2004 01:12 PM
Time Of Possession: A Surprising Trend Anthony College Football 7 09-09-2002 09:17 AM
Blazers at Lakers' game on Christmas Day Spike National Basketball Association 2 12-27-2000 10:35 PM
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (with a twist) lmanchur. Hockey 0 12-24-2000 12:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:54 AM.