Re: Re: How to interpret Adam (was: Re: Kerkut)

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Mon Feb 23 2004 - 14:58:53 EST

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 10:20:11 Drsyme <> writes:
What do you mean by genuinely human here? If you mean biologically
human, ok, but couldnt there be more to being human than just biology?
Could a 4th possiblity be that Adam and Eve were true historical figures
that God created in his own image around what 7000 years ago, give or
take a few thousand. There were other homo sapiens around then of
course, and prior to this, but somehow Adam and Eve were different,
spritually only perhaps, a difference that science is unable to discern.
And we are all descendants of Adam and Eve only.

If we are all descendants of a late Adam and Eve, you need a clear
explanation how the more ancient populations of the Americas (>12Ka) and
Australia (>40Ka ?) were replaced, or, failing that, how they can be
converted to Christ without being members of the truly human race. This
last seems to be required as being "spiritually different." You also have
to explain the clear evidences of worship going back at least tens of
thousands of years that Glenn has collected. I see no way to come up with
a rationally consistent explanation for a late Adam. It is easy to give
an ad hoc explanation for some point or other, but to craft a view that
is consistent with broader requirements is exceedingly difficult,
especially given the human proclivity to hang tenaciously to multiple
unwarranted preconceptions.
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