Max Gerber] I am often asked whether I agree with the new group selectionists, and the questioners are always surprised when I say I do not. After all, group selection sounds like a reasonable extension of evolutionary theory and a plausible explanation of the social nature of humans. Also, the group selectionists tend to declare victory, and write as if their theory has already superseded a narrow, reductionist dogma that selection acts only at the level of genes. In this essay, I'll explain why I think that this reasonableness is an illusion.
The Hebrew word used here for "men" is "Ghever," and it is commonly associated with warfare. Exodus does not specify how or if the men were armed unless perhaps Exodus Yet it does not seem to occur to the fleeing Israelites to fight back against the pursuing Egyptians.
They behave like a small band of trapped refugees.
Other Bible sources, such as the census that was taken later, indicate a much smaller number of Hebrew refugees. The sun moved backwards for Joshua and for Hezekiah.
It was a sin to make up this hoax.
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It is a smaller sin to propagate it without verifying the facts, but certain evangelists do just that. The idea behind the story is to make up some scientific-sounding story to explain a Biblical event.
This pattern appears later in creationism literature, in supplying details of the catastrophes claimed to be part of the Flood events. My objection to the Biblical story is that I don't see how this could have happened without leaving some geological trace, and without the Book of Jashar mentioned in Joshua Certain sections of the Bible imply that the Joshuan conquest was a sudden sweeping through the land of Canaan.
Archeology suggests that the conquest was gradual, over a period of a hundred years or so, and so do certain other Biblical texts. If those are the only problems, then the accuracy of the Bible after Genesis 11 compares favorably with other ancient literature the Iliad.
The examples cited above are trivial and are not important to Salvation. The point is, if those three are all the inaccuracies we can complain about, then the Bible after Genesis 11 is rock-solid as a historical source.
The first 11 chapters of Genesis do contain some historically verifiable facts. We know of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. We know the mountains of Ararat in Turkey.
The Tower of Babel is similar to Babylonian ziggurats. The contrast is with the rest of the Bible. You can carbon-date to the time of Christ a fishing boat excavated from the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, and match certain of its design features to the Gospel account of Jesus calming a storm.
It is only against this high level of verified history that the first part of Genesis seems a little strange. I am not bold or arrogant enough to conclude that "the Biblical statement thatHebrew fighting men crossed the Red Sea is wrong.
I will only say that it sounds suspicious against other Biblical accounts, archaeology, and other historical sources. An Egyptian account of the Exodus story that confirms the Biblical number could be found tomorrow.
Miracles Everything else in the Bible that's out of the ordinary is a bona fide miracle. A miracle is God's temporary suspension of natural laws in response to human need. The turning of water into wine by Jesus is reported as a miracle, so let's believe it that way.
We can also believe that God could stop the sun for Joshua and Hezekiah without causing enormous tidal waves. It's okay to believe that the "extra water" of the Flood came from the hand of God, and then returned to His hand when the Flood was over.
The crossing of the Red Seathe stopping of the Jordan River, the destruction of Jericho - these are all miracles enacted by God Almighty.Introduction to Evolutionary Biology This essay is a must-read for anyone who wants to participate in rutadeltambor.coms. It lays out the land for evolutionists and creationists alike, presenting the ideas behind and the evidence for biological evolution.
Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 12 February , at his family's home, The Mount. He was the fifth of six children of wealthy society doctor and financier Robert Darwin and Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood).
He was the grandson of two prominent abolitionists: Erasmus Darwin on his father's side, and Josiah Wedgwood on his mother's side. At first glance, Charles Darwin seems an unlikely revolutionary.
Growing up a shy and unassuming member of a wealthy British family, he appeared, at least to his father, to be idle and directionless. A must-read for anyone who wants to participate in rutadeltambor.coms. This article lays out the land for evolutionists and creationists alike, presenting the concepts of and the evidence for biological evolution.
A must-read for anyone who wants to participate in rutadeltambor.coms. This article lays out the land for evolutionists and creationists alike, presenting the concepts of and the evidence for biological evolution. To teach evolution at the University of Kentucky is to teach at an institution steeped in the history of defending evolution education.
The first effort to pass an anti-evolution .