Forget about the number of day for the moment.  You think it is ONLY the number that is wrong?

Look at the order of events.  It is against scientific facts we already know.  The whole story is a myth, just like any other myths.

If you wish to read it as a poem, fine.  Just understand that it is far from known facts.  

What we already know happened is truly interesting.  The information is already available in many basic science courses.
Some Christians did and continue to read the myth as scientific facts.  They even try to force it into the society education system as science.

I just read it as a myth.
本帖最後由 dye 於 2011/7/28 16:39 編輯

That essay?  When it say evolution explaining the biogenesis (or abiogenesis), you know the person don't know what he is talking about!

Not well defined?  Or unable to accept it as a bronze-age myth?

I suppose you can always act like BBchan and read whatever he likes into people words.  In that sense, you can even read the Norse mythology as facts.

It is a waste of time.  I think I am talking to a brick wall.
本帖最後由 dye 於 2011/7/28 17:36 編輯

Observe what scientist would have said.

本帖最後由 dye 於 2011/7/30 11:23 編輯

回復 54# khoroz

Suppose day do not mean 24 hours, but X amount of time.
The same X amount of time elapsed from day 1 to day 2, and from day 2 to day 3, day 3 to day 4, etc.

And we know it is incorrect because the X from day 1 to day 2, and from day 2 to day 3, etc is vastly different.

Of course you can always say that the X just mean an indefinite amount of time ranging from 24 hours as it is clear from later passage with "days" to a few billion of years as in the beginning.

Gensis 1:3
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

God himself has defined what he meant by "day".  The "evening" and "morning" part is repeated many times over in Genesis.  You may also need to re-define "evening" and "morning" too!
本帖最後由 dye 於 2011/8/1 12:34 編輯

Here is food for thought:

1) How do you know the "someone" is better at herbew than the one that translate the current version(s) of bible?

2) Are you going to ask him to tanslate the whole book because if it can be incorrectly translated at one point, it can be incorrectly translated at other points.

3) Lastly, see what Gensis said.  There is is "morning" and there is "evening", what are you going to take of it in the definition of "day"?

While you are at it, don't forget
Genesis 1:14
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

A "day" is also "marked" by the sun, moon and stars too.  You will need change the meaning of that too!
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