Geology and the Bible

Arthur V. Chadwick (
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 13:03:18 -0700

Interesting quotation from geologist Edward Hitchcock in 1840 (Elementary

"The general interpretation of the Bible has been that until the fall of
man, death did not exist in the world even among the inferior animals. For
the Bible asserts that by man came death (1 Cor. 15:21) and by one man sin
entered the world and death by sin (Rom 5:12). But geology teaches us that
myriads of animals lived and died before the creation of man."