Re: The Curse - Upon All Creation or Just Mankind?

From: bivalve <bivalve@mail.davidson.alumlink.com>
Date: Thu Sep 23 2004 - 11:27:28 EDT

> Thorns and thistles could have been present outside the Garden before the Fall.<

What is definitely new about the thorns and thistles in the curse of Genesis 3 is that they are now weeds, i.e., plants growing where you don't want them.

There are a wide assortment of thorn-associated insects (mimics, etc.) that would also have to be part of an extra round of creation if thorns are a new element of creation. In turn, this contradicts the premise that new species can't be forming after the end of Genesis 1.

    Dr. David Campbell
    Old Seashells
    University of Alabama
    Biodiversity & Systematics
    Dept. Biological Sciences
    Box 870345
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0345 USA
    bivalve@mail.davidson.alumlink.com

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