I would just like to ask one or two questions. I can easily accept what
it says about Genesis and the interpretation of the word ‘day’. What
puzzles me is the age of the human race. How do you address the
inconsistency relating to the age of man? If Adam & Eve were the first
humans & that is reckoned to be a matter of a few thousand years ago,
where does this leave the evidence for humans being older than this? (i.e.
I think I read somewhere that humans are supposed to be 40,000 yrs old.)

To be completely honest, I am not completely sure what the
correct answer to your question is. I do attempt to answer it in my book,
“Is There a God.” (available at www.ipibooks.com). There are also a couple
of relevant articles at my web site as well. You can read the book “Is
There a God” at www.greatcommission.com. The evidence from archaeology and
paleontology is that modern humans have existed for somewhat over 100,000
years. One can debate the nature of the Neandertal, but they seem to be
“human” by almost any standard, which puts humans back to more than
200,000 years, at least if we can accept the evidence of science
(personally, I do). Before the Neandertal, I am not convinced that earlier
species found are human, but even that is debatable. The question is
whether Adam and Eve lived something like 100,000 years ago, or whether
God created human-like creatures, but then by some sort of special
creation made Adam and Eve as a special creation with a soul and whatever
else makes us in God’s image at a later date. I cannot answer this
question. I can only speculate. I will openly admit that the reason I
accept the story of Adam and Eve to be true is that the story is found in
the Bible, and I believe, based on an ocean of evidence, that the Bible is
inspired by God. I do not have a shred of scientific evidence for Adam and
Eve. I accept this story by faith. I know this may make some believers
nervous, but that is how I view the issue. It is possible that I am not
really answering your question. Please feel free to reword it more
specifically if I am not answering the core of what you really are asking.

John Oakes, PhD

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