RE: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Sat Mar 14 2009 - 20:06:46 EDT

Thanks George for those comments. If at the level of living beings man and animals are the same, whence then the image of God? I thought this was there already after the breath of God in the creation of man.

Moorad
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From: George Murphy [GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 11:19 AM
To: Alexanian, Moorad; Preston Garrison; ASA list
Subject: Re: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?

Humans are not unique in having the breath of life breathed into them by
God - cf. Psalm 104:29-30. & in Genesis 2 the phrase that is used to
describe the result of God doing that v.7, that the man became a "living
being" (nephesh chayah) is the same as that used in v.19 for the animals -
i.e., every "living creature" (nephesh chayah).

Shalom
George
http://home.roadrunner.com/~scitheologyglm

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexanian, Moorad" <alexanian@uncw.edu>
To: "Preston Garrison" <pngarrison@att.net>; "ASA list" <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 9:33 AM
Subject: RE: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?

> It is a question of what inference does one make of the fact that the
> “distance” in DNA space between chimps and humans is close. People,
> scientists or otherwise, have to struggle with the question of what is the
> nature of humans vis-à-vis other aspects of Nature. In particular, what is
> truly to be a human? For Christians it reduces to the question, does the
> breath of God (Gen. 2:7) make any scientific sense or any sense at all?
> Remember even if I knew my whole genealogical tree, I would still have to
> struggle with the question, who am I?
>
> Moorad
> ________________________________________
> From: Preston Garrison [pngarrison@att.net]
> Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 2:23 AM
> To: Alexanian, Moorad; ASA list
> Subject: RE: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?
>
>>Is the DNA of a fertilized egg the same as the potential adult that
>>it will develop into? If so, then since the DNA is what constitutes
>>or characterized a person as purported by most scientists,
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> If you are going to make assertions about what people believe, please
> name the people you are referring to and justify the assertion.
>
> Preston
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