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Today's Creation Moment

The Days in Genesis
Genesis 1:5
“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
Silently, a huge, powerful form slides through the deep, cold, dark depths of the sea. The men aboard the nuclear submarine have seen neither sun nor daylight for months, yet each one knows what day...

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Let me state from the very start that I am more inclined to believe Darwin's theory of evolution rather than the creation story in the Bible but I'll listen to all points of view.

One point in particular to help out the 'long dayers' - the literal creationists are sticking to the notion of a day being 24 hours in length. Well, yes, it is for the earth. But depending on where you are in the universe - and I think we all agree that there is a huge universe out there, then there is a multiplicity of day lengths depending on which solar system you are in and how far you are from the sun.

Now, we are the only inhabited planet in our solar system, so you will shoot me down in flames when I point out that Jupiter's 'day' is a shade under 12 hours because it spins so fast on its axis, whilst Mercury's is 58 days+ because of the pull on it by the sun. However, are we the only inhabited planet in the whole of the universe? We don't know and the universe is so vast it would be pointless to speculate - and arrogant in the extreme to consider ourselves to be the only intelligent beings in such a huge 'creation'.

OK - so I'm sticking with Darwin, but you should think very carefully about day length if you're going to champion the bible's version.


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