Re: [asa] Question for all the theistic evolutionists

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Tue Mar 20 2007 - 14:57:54 EDT

MessageI keep getting "protocol error" when I try to respond with Glenn's post so I'll just snip it & say -

1st, I said nothing about a "village" - a minor error but an interesting 1 coming from someone so concerned about precision.

2d, the Bible often uses the singular to speak in a collective sense about a group. 1 example is when Amos (7:2 & 3) says "How can Jacob stand? He is so small!" when he's talking about the nation of Israel. That's connected with the idea of Jacob as the ancestor of Israel & the Hebrew idea of "corporate personality." I don't know that the author of Gen.2 had that concept in mind - accomodation is again relevant - but this shows that this is not outside the range of biblical usage.

3d, as usual Glenn makes the claim that what isn't historical or scientific narrative is untrue - a purely philosophical statement which is neither history nor science. The Cretan liar anyone?


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