>The importance of the historicity of the resurrection would argue against
>creation with apparent history within the past couple millenia. The
>difficulties of God being misleading in creating an appearance of history
>would argue against creation with apparent history for much longer ago than
>that. However, I don't see contrary evidence in the case of the zygote,
>just lack of evidence.
> To me, the arguement of possible fusion or fission sounds similar
>to "we can't tell if it's killing two people or just one person, so it's
>OK." If all goes well, a zygote will lead to at least one adult (possibly
>in concert with one or two other zygotes); killing at least one human is
I must say that if I were God I would find the statement that "I am
misleading in creating an appearance of history" to be rather offensive.
Imagine the creature chastising God for being omnipotent.