A Scientist's View on Genesis 1
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This post was inspired by the Bible Essentials study on Genesis 1.
For those of you who don’t know, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a PhD in Pharmacology. My point...I’ve taken A LOT of science classes! And with that comes a fairly good understanding of the basics of how the body works—from general anatomy and physiology to genetics to biochemistry—and how the laws of nature work.
So when I read Genesis 1, I can’t help but see it from a scientist’s perspective. It’s not even about God speaking things into being, although that in itself is incredible. It’s about God creating the rules of nature. Through the process of creation, he not only created the sun, moon, stars, and planets. He created the law of gravity that would keep them moving in space and perfectly oriented to each other. He not only created light, but he created light to have different wavelengths so that we could see colors—and he created our eyes perfectly to be able to respond to those different wavelengths and see the beauty of colors in creation.
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