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You're right, creationism, of whatever variety, is not scientifically falsifiable. Creationists do not think this is a problem. In fact, they would say that all alternatives to creationism are equally unfalsifiable. The scientific method cannot test the past; it may be able to tell us what is possible, what is likely and what is unlikely, but it ultimately ...


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The explanation is quite simple. They had the same teeth, but they ate plants. Whether they struggled to eat plants is another question and mostly opinion based. Generally, Young Earth Creationists when challenged with this point, will note that there are examples of animals with carnivorous teeth, yet they are herbivorous. The most common example is the ...


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One thing that I think other answers have missed is that "creationism" means different things to different people. The definition one uses is vital to whether or not it is falsifiable* in a scientific sense. For instance, if one states that creationism means: All life has existed in or close to its present form since the beginning of the earth Then ...


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Reasons to Believe is an organization which presents arguments in favor of Old Earth Creation, and on their Who We Are page, founder Hugh Ross states: One of the approaches I've developed, with the help of my RTB colleagues, is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive. Their web site offers an overview of their ...


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Starting with the second question, the Magisterial teaching of the Church likewise finds both decisions to be bad All things considered, it needs to be recognized that the thousands of abandoned embryos represent a situation of injustice which in fact cannot be resolved. Therefore John Paul II made an “appeal to the conscience of the world’s scientific ...


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Most English-language Bibles begin with "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth," although the first three Hebrew words of Genesis are: "בראשית ברא אלהים" (B'reishit bara Elohim). There is no definite article and the grammar is complex, if not confusing, but there is a general consensus among scholars that this can not be translated correctly ...


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I am adding a bit more to this question as this view point has not been explored in the other answers: Genesis 2:1-3: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, ...


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Ezekiel’s Vision is essentially divided into three main parts, according to this Bible study from a Baptist source: Ezekiel’s Vision of the Lords Glory (1:10-28) The Prophet’s Commission and the Hardships He Would Encounter (2:1-10). The Prophet’s Message (3:1-27). And the intention of the vision can be viewed as the following, according to ...


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Understanding this question as part of "Why God, foreseeing that his creatures would use the gift of free will for their own injury, did not either abstain from creating them, or in some way safeguard their free will from misuse, or else deny them the gift altogether?"1 1. cf. Evil | New Advent. The article Evil | New Advent, presents St. Thomas Aquinas' ...


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He was created for the glory of God... There have been similar questions as to why the earth was created, and all points to only one direction, which is to glorify God. All things were made to his glory.


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In the words of Jesus: Mark 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. In the following verses you will find that the Angels are in Heaven and that all things in Heaven were created by God. Mark 12:25 ...


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"Creationism" can span a variety of beliefs and/or theories. There is young Earth creationism versus the broader concept that life on Earth was created by God or an intelligent being. There is creation of human beings, creation of all living things on Earth, creation of the Earth itself and creation of the universe. I want to give a specific senerio of ...


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Creationists do sometimes make falsifiable theories and predictions, but I want to note first that: These predictions are not universally held among all creationists, or depending on the theory even relatively common They are based on assumptions that are not derived from scripture and which are not even logically required by the idea of creationism or ...


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This question is about confusion in reading the creation account in Genesis 1:1-2:4a, and the confusion arises because you are trying to see the creation story as a literal account. The existence of daylight and evening before the creation of the sun and moon is only the most superficial issue in understanding the creation story. Contrary to science, a ...


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On Nakedness and Shame In Gen. 2:25, it states "and the two of them were naked" (וַיִּֽהְיוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם עֲרוּמִּים), but it does not say that Adam and Eve knew they were naked (cp. Gen. 3:11). The statement that they were naked is merely an objective fact. Because they did not know they were naked, "they were not ashamed" (וְלֹא יִתְבֹּשָׁשׁוּ) (ibid). Yet, ...


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Just glimpsing at the question, there are inherent falsifiable things in "creationism". I am going to use a Hypothesis / Falsifiable argument format H: Life comes from life F: If a non-living (rock) thing becomes alive H: Living animals cannot change their kind through reproduction F: If a cat breeds with another cat, and produces a non-cat (like a pig) ...


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A fundamental tenet of Christian belief is that God created the world, with the primary evidence for this found in the Book of Genesis. What is usually meant by Creationism is not so much about whether this is read literally or symbolically, but about creating a "science" that can be put alongside the science of evolution and therefore defend the biblical ...


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Through modern revelation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we know that Satan, also called the adversary or the devil, is the enemy of all righteousness and of those who seek to follow God. He is a spirit son of God who was once an angel “in authority in the presence of God”. "And this we saw also, and bear record, that an angel of ...


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It is uncertain when Satan and the rebellious Angels rebelled against God or even how far the war had progressed before Satan and his Angels were ejected from Heaven. According to Scriptures which is the basis for Pink's analogy. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. is simply a statement that God was the creator and: ...


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cf. The Church Fathers list on the New Advent. From Creation and Genesis | Catholic Answers it states: The following quotations from the Fathers show how widely divergent early Christian views were. Yet there is no evidence from the quotations that they disagreed on the order of events as described in Genesis actually occurred in the order Genesis ...


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Many people reason that Eve was not created on the 'sixth day' because there are two quite separate creation stories in Genesis - verses 1:1-2:4a (attributed by scholars to the Priestly Source) and verses 2:4b-25 (attributed to the Yahwist). The first story says that man and female were both created on the sixth day, but does not mention Eve. The second ...


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Scientists are not a single cohort, so when we find that some will agree and some will disagree, this provides little in the way of useful information unless we know what we intended to mean by 'scientists' and then understand the profiles of the scientists. Richard Dawkins says, in The God Delusion, page 100, that a study by Larson and Witham appeared on ...


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I don't have any percentages or numbers, but there is a large number that believe in a literal historic interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative, and the number is growing all the time as more and more scientists are examining the facts for themselves and not just accepting the idea that someone in some other field of study has proven evolution and a ...


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In the Bible light is used to represent goodness, knowledge, freedom, etc... while darkness is used to represent evil, suffering, ignorance, etc... But it must always be kept in mind that this comparison is given to make it easy for us to understand the great war between good and evil. The physical light or the physical darkness does not mean good or ...


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No one seems to answer the question in a direct and concise manner. Genesis 1:2 states that darkness was over the surface of the deep and, in Genesis 1:3, the Spirit of God said let there be light. Furthermore in Genesis 1:4 he separate light from darkness. Now there are a few things occurring that must be made clear. Number 1, before their was light ...


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There is no biblical reason to limit information about creation to Genesis. If it's in the Bible but not in Genesis, it's still in the Bible! And, as a philosophical point, anyone who reads any of these answers is already going outside of the Bible and thereby relying on our extra-biblical interpretations of Genesis or of the Bible as a whole, so the same ...


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Water suspended in zero gravity would be frozen as ice crystals and would not be boiling, the freezing cold temperatures of space would help keep the water from doing such. Also, one thing we all know about water is that it is translucent! This canopy could have diffused the light somewhat making the natural light at ground level less intense, which would ...


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In the early days of Christianity, before the existence of modern denominations and long before the advent of modern science and hermeneutical study, the early Church Father Origen regarded both Genesis chapter 1 (the first creation story) or Genesis chapter 2 (the second creation story) as not historical accounts, saying (De Principiis, Book 4.1.16): . ...


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When tend to think of God as merely a very powerful human who nevertheless operates within the rules of the universe we understand. He doesn't. God is outside the universe. He created it, every feature of it. He created time, he created causality and thus set the laws of logic. To ask, what was god doing when he created time is to ask, "What time was it ...


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Thank you for your Dichotomous representation and presentation. If we boil the trichotomy down there is undeniably soul and body, a dualism and dichotomy. Yet, the trichotomy is a fuller view giving interpretation to the evil and Good inclination present the body, depicting 3 entities. Here is my understanding and practice which does not only contemplate ...



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