Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. Springs would well up from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. The LORD God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:5-7, NET version)
Some adherents of polygenism get delusional when it comes to this context of Genesis 2. They read their personal beliefs into the Sacred Script without rhyme or reason. Recently I saw an interpreter go from 'clay' or 'soil' or 'dust' of the ground to matter to a union of M & F gametes of a hominid embryo! I asked how God and the sacred author could refer to M & F gametes of a hominid via matter via 'clay of the ground'. How is this even conceivable? 'Clay of the ground' does not normally refer to matter. Matter is a vague Western concept come out of Greece. The sacred author would have had to go to school to Greece, learn about the concept of matter, figure clay as matter, but then really refer to union of M & F gametes in a hominid the whole time. How did the sacred author know about hominids? Was he a paleontologist?
This interpreter proposed a figure of a figure, an absurdity in itself, and he did so without any rationale or justification. I told him that it would be better not to reference the Sacred Script at all. I mean just write your own script. Build yourself a myth. Why follow Sacred Scripture when it cannot be reconciled with your ideas. Go adopt the myths of the pygmies.
Sacred authors and prophets are forthright. They do not fop around with philosophy and biological theories.
Man discovers fossils shaped similar to Man. Science defines Man as an animal. Science points to the fossils and assumes Mankind are related to the fossils. The scientists date the fossils and say they lived 70, 000 or whatever years ago. This supposition is based on the supposition that isotopes decay at a constant rate (falsified by researchers at Purdue University just last year, and in any case atoms do not remember when it is time to decay!!!). The supposition that isotopes decay at a constant rate is plugged into a tautological math equation formulated at the time of horse and buggies using a ridiculous model of the atom. Then scientists set out to explain how Mankind descended from the hominids. They assume that different types of hominids (different species) cross bread, an irrational assumption, since offspring of cross bread species tend to be weak and are not viable candidates for a continuous evolutionary line. Scientists do not discard the hypothesis. Instead they attempt to ‘validate’ the theory using tautological systems such as math and logic and computer models. They force the conclusion that Mankind is descended from a mix of hominid Africans, Neanderthals and Devonisians. Then they propose their opinion to the world as if validated in effect converting their assumptions into facts. They propose beliefs to be believed in by the public under the guise of facts. They run propaganda, scientific censures, and advertising. Soon most of the world believes believes that they descended from hominid species and ultimately a single cell. And they think that this is rational.
And I have to deal with idiotic interpretations of my Sacred Script and be called a science fiction writer.
Then I said in my heart, about the sons of men, that God would test them, and reveal them to be like wild animals. (Ecclesiastes 3:18)
Those who are convinced that they are animals and descended from animals are more like animals and less like children of God.
These are the ones who segregate themselves; they are animals, not having the Spirit. (Epistle of Jude 1:19)
Faith defines Man as a child of God descended from Adam yet adopted in Christ Jesus and having the Spirit. We became more like animals when Adam and Eve sinned; yet we are not animals. God made us to live like animals as a punishment and as a test. Yet we are children of God in Christ Jesus, having the Spirit and we can live more like children of God and less like animals. Unfortunately this has been proven otherwise. But as for me I rest in my belief that I am a child of the Holy Father. No one can take this away from me or anyone. It is written. This is a concept one can stake their life on. This is the concept God conceived of when he decided to make Man to his own image in relation to Himself. This concept is the difference.