RE: [asa] Does ASA believe in Adam and Eve?

From: Jon Tandy <>
Date: Thu Mar 22 2007 - 18:53:45 EDT

I agree Phil, this is an interesting point that I've never considered.
However, it could still be argued that those people were the "father" of
that particular technology or innovation, which their descendents learned.
After the flood, the three sons of Noah just continued the technologies
which had been invented pre-flood, so the creators of the technology could
still be considered its "fathers".
It might also be argued that being the "father of metallurgy" (c. 3000-4000
B.C.) might be contra-indicated by archaeological evidence on a global
scale, but maybe these statements were concerned with these innovations
being developed or popularized in a Mesopotamian region where the Biblical
writers were familiar. This might fall in line with your suggestion.
Jon Tandy

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Hi Merv,
I am in no way saying that these people were the literal fathers of the
metallurgists, etc. I believe it means "father" in the same sense as
Lavoiser being the father of chemistry. But my point was that there must
have been a continuity of culture in order for them to really be the father
of those things in this way. If Shem, Ham and Japheth were the only three
people living in that generation of human history, then there is no way that
the cultural continuity could have existed such that prior generations were
the "fathers" of major cultural trends in the later generations.

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