Re: Death before the Fall
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 11:47:19 EDT

In a message dated 8/3/99 9:12:21 AM Mountain Daylight Time, writes:

> Population growth is a
> good one, though even this one is somewhat difficult to make stick. For
> example I could argue that first, God could have reduced reproduction
> rates where appropriate....

That's difficult to do without also imparing general metabolism to the point
where the organism becomes nonviable.

> ...second, there was plenty of room in the beginning.

Bacterial growth rates are so high that if they do not die they would cover
the earth within only few days; Adam and Eve would have been ankle-deep in
them. To reduce bacterial growth rates to the point where this would not
happen would reduce their overall metabolism to the point that they could no
longer keep themselves alive.

Kevin L. O'Brien