*In Memory of the Late and Great George Carlin, I’ll open this blog with his Routine discussing the Ten Commandments*
Charles Darwin. The Holy Bible.
Darwinism Versus Adam And Eve.
*We can read more on Charles Darwin on this site: http://www.aboutdarwin.com/ *
*We can read more on Adam and Eve on this site: http://www.allaboutcreation.org/adam-and-eve.htm *
I know that my Religious Friends and Family are going to come after me in ways that I didn’t bargain for. Keep in mind, Ladies and Gentlemen, when I write my Controversial Blogs, I make certain that I come prepared and have a case to present when the naysayers come through to dispute MY Thoughts and MY Logic. As the Late George Carlin has said, and I QUOTE:
“LOGIC is something that Religion IS Uncomfortable with.”
So please, for my Religious Family and Friends:
1. I am Catholic. So if ANYONE comes out of their mouth with the word “Atheist,” or any combination of words or wording depicting me as such, have VERY GOOD evidence to support your claims. I Welcome it.
2. No matter how uncomfortable the subject matter, we as People SHOULD keep an open mind and try to learn something about the World in which we live in.
For my Faithful Readers, you know what to expect of me: Thought Provocation and infinite discussions for the Dinner Table.
(Mind You: I am not the only one who is writing about this topic, and I will NOT be the last. Many others WILL Question all things Religious AND Evolutionary, yet we wonder who will be prepared to answer those people and their questions when their time comes.)
Adam and Eve are, according to the Book of Genesis of the Bible and the Qur’an, the first man and woman created by God.
I would like to examine the Book of Genesis, Chapter 2 Verses 5-7, as well as Verses 20-24:
5 and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, 1 because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
So, the original Man (Adam) was made “of the Dust of the Ground”? How can he be a “Dust Man” with a complex Internal Circulatory System, amongst other things? That raises a few questions within me: With no water in his body, for Adam would have deteriorated or would have been blown apart by the wind as he moved about (unless “there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground” was a part of the process), how did he get water in his body as he was created? And if he did have water as he was made of dust, wouldn’t that make him a Mud Man with NO Internal Organs? Also, who is to say that the “Breath of Life,” was a simple breeze that awakened him from a slumber? And how did Adam acquire a Soul from a Simple Breeze, provided that it was just that? I was always under the belief that the body had a Soul once it was in the process of Creation.
I’m just asking.
Now as far as Eve’s Creation goes, the way that verses 20-24 explains, I’ll use Layman’s Terms:
Adam Asexually Reproduced, with an assist from God (Adam’s Rib + God’s Hand = Eve). And the Bible itself documents the VERY FIRST Successful Surgery and Experiment of our World’s existence: Cloning.
I can go one better: Seeing that Eve came from Adam’s Rib, wouldn’t that make Eve a Sibling or a child of Adam? That tells me that when Adam and Eve reproduced, they committed Incest as they were populating the World; Cain and Abel (along with more children) were the end result of their incestuous acts.
Family Tree Wise, and by MY Logic (Let’s all remember that it is MY LOGIC), let’s put it together like this:
Adam and Eve (By way of Cloning via God’s Hand) are Brother and Sister OR Father and Daughter as well as “Man and Wife.” If we go by this logic, wouldn’t that make Cain and Abel not only their children, but their Nephews, Cousins AND Grandchildren? Also, seeing how Cain slained Abel, and Cain had a wife when he was banished from the Garden of Eden, where did this woman come from and who either created or bore her (From extensive research, in the Bible as well as Reliable Sources Online, Cain’s Wife is an Unknown; No name, no origin, NOTHING)? I find it interesting that no Religious Official can neither name nor tell me anything about the parenthesized item to clarify this finding...
I’m sorry. I answered my own question earlier when I said that Cain and Abel along with other siblings were products of incest. Cain’s Wife had to be either his sister, niece, cousin or grandchild (Many years has brought about many children, remember?).
Once again, I am just asking.
Let’s discuss Charles Darwin.
This gentleman has provided us with a lot to think about in the realms of Evolution and how we came to be. He claims that we have come from a specific point of origin (“a warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, lights, heat, electricity, etc. present, so that the protein compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes” AKA The Primordial Soup) where we, Homo Sapiens along with other organisms, have evolved over the millions of years of Existence. He came to the realization that we originated from monkeys, who evolved into Neanderthals and eventually into Humans, our current state for MANY years. And my guess would be, that seeing how History and Darwin’s Evolution theory has shown us a lot, we are still Evolving into our next form in about a million years or more.
By a show of hands, does anyone know why the Coccyx is called the "Tail Bone"? At one time in our millions of years on this Planet, our very first ancestors (The Originators) had a tail. As they evolved, they lost their tail and that stub is what is left of what they had long ago.
In Darwin’s book, “The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex,” Darwin’s findings suggest that, “It is notorious that man is constructed on the same general type or model with other mammals. All the bones in his skeleton can be compared with corresponding bones in a monkey, bat, or seal. So it is with his muscles, nerves, blood-vessels and internal viscera. The brain, the most important of all the organs, follows the same law, as shown by Huxley and other anatomists.”
Most of us have had Biology Class and Labs, I’m sure. Let me ask you all this:
Have you REALLY paid attention to how the anatomy of animals is SIMILAR to our own? Bone Structure, Organ Placement, etc.? Their brain is ALSO in their head and not anywhere else! Stand ANY Mammal (cat, dog, horse, monkey, etc.) on their hind legs and see what you get; Human-similar structure that don’t necessarily mirror our own, yet the way that they are standing, their organs and bones are placed in the same areas as our own bones and organs.
I can go one better.
According to the article in this link from Technology Review (http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/17596/ ), the title of the piece suggests that Pig-to-Human Transplants is a REAL possibility.
How can that be? Although Animals have their own genetic make up and blood typing, Science IS constantly Evolving and getting stronger as well as smarter to where we can decode the DNA Code in order to live longer from the organs of the VERY SAME Animals that are not only similarly structured as we are, but many of those same animals we consume for sustenance regularly!
Talk about Irony; We Are What We Eat. In every sense of the phrase…
And it was also proven that The Tyrannosaurus Rex has very close relative ties to something that we ALL enjoy on our dinner table: the Chicken.
In essence, T-Rex is Still walking around; Just a little more feathery and much easier to handle, due to Evolving (De-Evolving, dependent on who you speak with about this finding).
Now, those who have come this far into the blog are wondering where I stand on this topic. It is as follows:
I believe in Evolution because Science is Logical. I feel that the Adam and Eve angle is flawed for the one simple fact that God AKA “The Perfect Being” deemed Incest Acceptable when Adam and Eve were birthing children, then later decided that Incest is unacceptable later down the line. So in truth, it was a Circumstantial and Justifiable Act in order to populate the World at one point in time (Which is still being practiced by those who follow Adam and Eve).
Also, Evolution can be put into the same boat as well. In that “Primordial Soup,” How many organisms shared the same Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Code that we all have today and in the future? Mind you, there are 2 sexes on the Planet (Male and Female); they too Procreated and in turn committed Incest as well, provided that they all came from the same "Primordial Soup" with the same DNA Coding at that specific location and, in theory, there were no other spouts of "Primordial Soup" existing on the Planet (Which raises even more questions and delves into Human and Genetic Imperfections due to said Incest that populated our World today and into the future).
After speaking with the family (Mom, Dad, and Great Uncle), we came to the thought provoking and interesting conclusion that our existence came to be by way of Incest, whether it be that we believe in Adam and Eve OR we came to be through Darwinism.
As the titular question asks as a whole, “What do you Believe?”
~© 2010 Andrew Boyd~