Is Creationism Scientific?
<font size="1">Apologetic creationists make the claim that the order and timing of the events described in Genesis are scientifically accurate, and thus could only be the result of divine knowledge (notwithstanding the fact that a proper argument requires at least two premises and a conclusion to be valid).
Are the apologetic creationists right? Is Genesis accurate in the order and timing of the events it describes in the creation accounts? Is Genesis a historical narrative that accurately describes the appearence of life?
Even a cursory examination shows it is not.
To see how so, let's go through the creation accounts verse by verse....... </font>
No matter the nature of the proposition, if it is explicitly posed as a truth statement, then what it necessarily infers and implies must and should be true as well. If not, then there's something amiss with the explicitly posed.
Genesis 1:25 "And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
The Genesis account here places the creation of "creeping things" at the same time as the creation of mammals and "cattle". The phrase "creeping things" usually refers to insects, spiders, reptiles, amphibians and other "creepy-crawlies".
According to Genesis, these things all appeared after grasses, fruit trees, whales and birds had already appeared. And Genesis is scientifically wrong.
All of these groups appeared several hundred millions of years before mammals did and all of them first appeared in the ocean, not on land, except for whales, of course, which appeared much later.
The reference to the creation of "cattle" is also incorrect, since cattle are a domestic animal that were produced by ancient pastoral societies. They are not a species in itself. The ancient Hebrews, knowing nothing of archaeology and the likes, got this wrong as well.
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