The Pen is mightier than the sword, but the Pen must sometimes move the sword against corruption if the corrupt are not moved by the pen.. An idea without an implementer is useless. "The Rulers do not carry the sword in vain"Rom 13:4

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Scientific Adam and Eve, or the Theological Adam and Eve of Genesis ?

According to the Documentary I've just been watching, all human kind is genetically linked to just 2 individuals who are conveniently termed "Scientific Adam" and "Scientific Eve".  So we all have 2 common ancestors.  People from Queens New York were swabbed for DNA which was analysed and along with other samples from various parts of the world, no matter what race people were.. they all had the common ancestors "Adam and Eve" (ie..scientific 'Adam' and 'Eve')

Let's look at some common 'Creation Myths'...

i) Australian Aboriginal Creation.   LINK.  Essentially this story projects onto the Sun a "mother" concept and another a Father of all Spirits who 'gently wakes' the sun mother... and so on. We could call this a 'projection' from common human experience onto understandable cosmological objects (Sun) that enabled the Aboriginals to relate themselves to the Cosmos.

ii) Chinese Creation Myth:  In the beginning, the universe was a black egg where heaven and earth were mixed together, and in this egg was contained Pangu. He felt suffocated, so he cracked the egg with a broadax, and the light, clear part of the egg floated up to form Heaven while the cold, heavy part stayed down and formed Earth. Pangu stood in the middle, and he and the egg's two parts grew and grew until he was nine million li in height.
When Pangu died, his breath became the wind and clouds, his voice the rolling thunder, and his eyes the sun and the moon. His hair and beard became the stars in the sky, the flowers and trees from his skin, the marrow in his bones became jade and pearls, and his sweat the good rain that nurtured the Earth.

Comment.  Once again, we see how physical objects and the idea's of 'gods' dying...and their body parts becoming parts of the world and cosmos.

iii)Japanese Creation Myth.
 This myth begins with a number of gender neutral deities and a number of incarnations

Then, five pairs of gods were born (total of ten deities), each pair consisting of a male deity and a female deity:[3]
 Comment: But these gods are all 'born'.... and in this we can recognize a 'human projection'  motif from what is already understood by the existing world.

 DISCUSSION.  The above is probably sufficient to illustrate the 'mythical' nature of the various stories.  Now we come to the Genesis account.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

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

It continues with details of each stage of creation.. plants animals etc.. and finally arrives at...man.

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Of all the myths from various sources.  The only one which can account for the scientific evidence for human origins as beginning from one pair of humans is...Genesis.

There are some important lessons in this for racial theorists.  The first being that if all people are related, as in..descended from one pair of humans, then any theory of racial superiority and inferiority must be discarded. It is a great pity that science had not arrived at this point prior to the rise of Hitler and the demise of the 78million people who perished due to WWII. In particular the 6 million Jews who perished purely because they were Jewish and considered inferior by the Nazi's.  This raises a new question for myself.. i.e..how did Hitler come to view Jews as sub human?  I've read enough of Mein Kampf to know that his early awareness of Jews was non existent..and his opinion about anti semitism was  one of shock and revulsion..(seems strange...doesn't it?)..but he admits this clearly when he says of the Austrian anti semitic press:

And so I considered that the tone adopted by the anti-Semitic Press in Vienna was unworthy of the cultural traditions of a great people. The memory of certain events which happened in the middle ages came into my mind, and I felt that I should not like to see them repeated. Generally speaking, these anti-Semitic newspapers did not belong to the first rank--but I did not then understand the reason of this--and so I regarded them more as the products of jealousy and envy rather than the expression of a sincere, though wrong-headed, feeling. (Mein Kampf)

That must seem almost impossible to believe right? But that is straight from his own pen. Still...that question can be left for another time.  If the individual finds it sufficiently intriguing.. by all means follow it up.

If the Bible and Science are so much in LockStep over the first humans...or the first who can be identified by science... then perhaps it is saying something to us about the credibility of the Biblical account?

It raises another interesting question.  If there are no differences between humans other than the .01% of DNA that gives us our different features....why does 'race' matter so much at all? It seems to matter very much to certain political groups who insist on identifying 'minority' groups and then seeking to persuade such groups that they are ill treated by another group (generally white people) because of their 'race'....  I can confidently answer this question with the resounding declaration that the Leftist/Progressive hysteria about 'minority' races finds it's origin not in any sense of justice, but in a desire to exploit observable difference for the sake of a nefarious political agenda of global socialist governance.  Science says "There are no races"... thus.. there cannot be 'minority' races. 

I urge all who read this to try to read between the lines of the 'progressive' socio-political narrative and discern where they are really trying to take your mind.

For those interested in a new approach to National Political life... I offer this information.
For those seeking to 'fit' that last link above into the broader matrix of history, then this will help, though it's covered in the previous link also.

 The 5 regimes referred to in that last link (Plato) can also give us some pointers about where our current 'democracy' will end up.. because Plato suggests there is a cycle. The next one after Democracy...might concern some of us.

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