Re: The death of the RTB model

From: Janice Matchett <>
Date: Tue Feb 14 2006 - 10:11:36 EST

At 10:01 AM 2/14/2006, David Opderbeck wrote:

>Is it special creation if God creates a being (us) to look as if we
>had a genetic link with the apes and archaic hominids, when in fact we didn't?
>Who said anything about the "appearance" of a genetic link? What I
>suggested is that perhaps the "dust of the ground" in Gen. 2:7
>included genetic / biological material from "protohuman"
>hominids. This would mean there is a real, not apparent, genetic
>link between us and them. If "dust of the ground" isn't merely a
>metaphorical phrase, then "special creation" of Adam doesn't
>preclude the use of pre-existing created matter in God's
>"construction" of Adam. Certainly ordinary "dust" often includes
>organic material such as sluffed off skin cells. Of course, this
>may be reading too much into the little phrase "dust of the ground,"
>but who knows? There are more things in heaven and earth than are
>dreampt of in your (or my) philosophy.

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Note that it was the "dust" that was "created", and that man was
"formed" (a process that occurs across time).

~ Janice
Received on Tue Feb 14 10:11:53 2006

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