Indeed, although the Bible establishes the age of our world at a little bit less than 6 thousand years the scientists discovered 200-million-old dinosaurs’ bones as it is detailed for example in “The Age of Dinosaurs” at
“The “Age of Dinosaurs” is the Mesozoic Era, which is divided into three periods: the Triassic (245-208 million years ago), Jurassic (208-145 million years ago), and Cretaceous (145-66 million years ago). The earliest dinosaur fossils, recently discovered in Argentina’s Ischigualasto basin, have been radiometrically-dated as 228 million years old.”
Indeed, although the Bible establishes the age of the humans at a little bit less than 6 thousand years the scientists discovered ancient bones of something that looks like human remains of few million years old – one can see it for example at
“Prehistoric humans: Scientific record and evidence places the beginning of the genus Homo at two million years ago with the emergence of Homo habilis from East and Southern Africa. This species is the earliest known record of man that is categorized in the same group as living humans.”
All those ancient living creatures existed long before the Biblical creation of our world, as the Torah/Bible proclaims to be only 5-6 thousand years ago, when God created everything in the Six Days, including the Man on the Sixth Day.
The Torah is not alone in claiming the age of our world to be 5-6 thousand years – the timing of the Torah creation events is indirectly supported by the time-lines of all major historic civilizations.
Indeed, as could be seen for example from “Cradle of civilization” at
“The earliest civilizations in history were established in the region now known as the Middle East around 3500 BC by the Sumerians, in Mesopotamia (Iraq), widely regarded as the cradle of civilization. The Sumerians and the Akkadians (later known as Babylonians and Assyrians) all flourished in this region.”
So, the fact is that something new was in the making in the Middle East at the times of Biblical creation. And not only in the Middle East.
Similar creative developments at the Biblical creation times were in two other major world places – in China and in India.
“The Chinese record their own history as a succession of ruling dynasties that begins with the legendary Xia dynasty (2100-1600 BC), and ended in 1911-12 with the formation of the Republic of China–which was soon followed by the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.”
“The Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 3300 to 1300 BCE in present-day Pakistan and northwest India, was the first major civilization in South Asia. A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture developed in the Mature Harappan period, from 2600 to 1900 BCE.”
Thus all known human civilizations of our world appeared to be in the making precisely after the Biblical creation of our world about 5-6 thousand years ago although various living creatures existed many million years before the Biblical times. How to connect all that?
Here is one possibility how all that may be connected.
A. The energy and the matter always existed in the space where what we call “our world” is now located – the energy and the matter are eternal. The energy and the matter had created suitable conditions for many living creatures 200 million years ago. Those living creatures were living and changing along the lines of (Darwin’s) “evolution theory” assuming the evolution was implementing the laws of nature created by somebody or something called God. Here God is defined only as the Creator.
B. Then, about 5-6 thousand years ago the same Creator decided to create a completely different living creature – the living creature in “His own image and likeness” called the Human. First, needed conditions for human existence had to be produced, and in the first “Five Days of Creation” those conditions were produced – soil, water, light, plants and animals. When all that was produced, on the “Day Six” the first humans were made – Adam and Eve –“in image and likeness of God”.
C. The essence of “image and likeness of God” is not in the bones and scalps the scientists have found in various excavations. It is so since God doesn’t have a physical image. Rather the image and likeness of God is what we call the Soul, and this invisible and vaguely defined Soul may be situated in any physical body. That’s why it is possible to assume that God the Creator housed the Soul in a physical body of some living creature which existed prior to the human creation (a body of chimpanzee for example).
D. This new God’s world rearrangement is described in the Torah (Bible, Old Testament) with guiding prescriptions on how the humans have to live. The descendants of Adam and Eve created the historic human civilizations mentioned in the above, and each civilization has been trying to figure out how to implement the God’s guiding prescriptions through its unique religion.
E. We have to distinguish between the human genes of human bones and flash, which are characteristics of the physical housing of human body, and the invisible traits of human Sole, which are characteristics of the spiritual essence of the humans made “in the image and likeness of God”. In this respect we have to understand clearly that the search for the Adam’s genes which is described for example in “Who was ‘Adam’? Genetic ‘man’-hunt catches eye of Vatican scientists” at
may find the age of human body-housing. But that is not the age of humans themselves as living creatures “made in the image and likeness of God”. The “image and likeness” is reflected not in the body but in the Soul as the people of Judeo-Christian civilization believe.
F. And finally, a question any reasonable scientist may ask: is there any scientific way to search for this mystical and yet undefined Soul which came to our world 5-6 thousand years ago together with the Biblical Six Days of Creation? We may find an answer in the numerous papers on global all-mighty consequences of nuclear war. One of such papers “Long-term biological consequences of nuclear war” at
“Subfreezing temperatures, low light levels, and high doses of ionizing and ultraviolet radiation extending for many months after a large-scale nuclear war could destroy the biological support systems of civilization, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Productivity in natural and agricultural ecosystems could be severely restricted for a year or more. Postwar survivors would face starvation as well as freezing conditions in the dark and be exposed to near-lethal doses of radiation. If, as now seems possible, the Southern Hemisphere were affected also, global disruption of the biosphere could ensue. In any event, there would be severe consequences, even in the areas not affected directly, because of the interdependence of the world economy. In either case the extinction of a large fraction of the Earth’s animals, plants, and microorganisms seems possible. The population size of Homo sapiens conceivably could be reduced to prehistoric levels or below, and extinction of the human species itself cannot be excluded.”
Thus a scientific analysis shows that an energy field can be all-mighty and extremely destructive force, and may end the world and the living creatures in this world as we know them. Any force of nature or man-made force may be both creative and destructive depending on how the force is applied – destructive and creative applications of nuclear energy are good examples of it. If it is so, we can easily assume that there is another, yet unknown to the scientists, energy field which might be a very creative force. And such a field might be what was used 5-6 thousand years ago by somebody or something called God to create the Biblical world, including the mystical Soul that makes a living creature a Human.