Category Archives: Creationism

Which looks more likely?

I’ve been debating a climate sceptic (also a 7 day Creationist) who thinks old maps show that Antarctica was once ice-free. He’s been taken in by a fringe historian, Hapgood, who bases his speculative arguments on the slight similarity of … Continue reading

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How did the Pre-Darwin world read Genesis 1?

Warning to greenie readers: This is one of my rare Christian posts! Please don’t read further if Christian discussion offends you. Craig Schwarze has an interesting post about how some of our best modern Hebrew scholars are saying about the … Continue reading

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Scrapped my ‘First and last’ things page, for now

Hi all, I realised that my Christian page on Genesis and Revelation was just going to be too big, and that I’d need to break it into 2 pages, both full of the links and arguments I find most compelling. … Continue reading

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Those John Dickson articles again…

Genre of Genesis Part 1 The Purpose of Genesis 1: an historical approach The History of Creationism Part 1

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‘Days’ in Genesis

A friend at Sydney Anglican’s emailed me this on ‘days’ in Genesis. 1. The continuance of God’s seventh day in Genesis 2:3 (i.e. the pattern established in each of the previous days does not recur and variations to patterns like … Continue reading

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Geoff C replies… (Warning: Christian creationism discussion)

Geoff left a nice comment on Craigs blog. “So… Moses “copied” a pagan myth? No. He rebuked it,” Well we don’t actually know that it was Moses who wrote it. He may not have, but we still ought call them … Continue reading

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Genesis re-writes Enuma!

I’ve just read through the Enuma Elish, and it’s amazing how Genesis re-writes Enuma! Enuma predates Genesis by maybe 200 years, depending on when one sees Genesis as finally codified. Enuma contains pages and pages of ‘heavenly intrigue’ and gossip … Continue reading

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