In this period a number of comprehensive cosmogonies were proposed.
These were long on armchair speculation and short on substantive supporting evidence.
He would have answered that the Earth was ancient, that there had not been a Noachian flood, and that the species of life had not been fixed over the history of Earth.
In short, Genesis was an allegory and not literal history.
We note that at the instant the swimmer touches the edge of the pool our wristwatch reads and 53 seconds.
How long has the competitor taken to swim the 1,500 metre race?
The story of this great change in the conception of the history of Earth is not a simple one.
” You cannot know how long the swimmer took unless you knew the time on the wristwatch when the race started.Some evolutionists throw out theistic evolution (God using evolution as His creative process) as a philosophical panacea, with the goal of leading people to conclude that Genesis is a myth.Like Nimrod of ancient times, they know they must provide an alternative (i.e., naturalism, specifically —the belief that science alone can render truth about our world and reality) to biblical truth if they are to hold sway over the public in what is essentially a couched rebellion against God.A swimming race illustrates the simple principles involved in measuring time.This swimmer is competing in a 1,500 metre race and we have an accurate, calibrated wristwatch.