Re: [asa] YECism and implications for herpetology

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Date: Tue Mar 13 2007 - 09:09:27 EDT

Except that it is not possible that modern snakes are all
descended from a critter that lost its legs 6 to 10 k
years ago, just like it is not possible that all humans
are descended from a neolithic Adam.

I think the "transitional species" are to be found 150
million years ago.

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 08:59:19 -0400
  "Freeman, Louise Margaret" <> wrote:
> Some recent coversations here, coupled with a study of
>the Fall in my women's Sunday School
> class, had me turning my thoughts from human origins to
>snake origins. This is something I
> don't remember reading anything about in any YEC
>literature, but I'm sure these questions have
> come up.
> If we are to believe that all humans today are the
>literal biological offspring of Adam and Eve,
> does that imply that snakes today are the literal
>offspring of the original Temptor? Certainly
> that ione implication of the curse that decreed that the
>serpent would henceforth "go on his
> belly." But does that mean there was only one "kind" in
>the garden, and all species radiated
> from that orginaly one in 6-10K years? Or were all
>current species of snake present
> (presumably with legs or some sort of non-belly
>locomotor ability) in the garden and cursed
> along with the Temptor?
> I know next to nothing about snake fossils, but my
>understanding is that snakes are
> hypothesized to haave descended from legged ancestral
>reptiles, with another branch of that
> tree forming the modern lizards. It occured to me that
>this is one time where the YEC have as
> much interest in finding a so-called "transitional
>species" as the evolutionist... a snake-like
> critter with legs would certainly fit well with this
>particular Biblical interpretation. Except you'd
> have to explain how they got out of Eden with their legs
>after the curse.
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> Mary Baldwin College
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