Religion and Science: 7 days of creation
So I was thinking of posting religious stuffs since I recently accepted Christ in my life. So this is my first post about it. I'm not a bible scholar but sometimes I get spontaneous thoughts about things as if someone is telling me it. I am also not a scientist, but I really like science. I am not a historian either. But I want to be heard hoping it will fall to open minded people hoping it could help merge religion science and history.
This is some sort of category that expresses my opinion about my religion and science since I really think they could go together and they actually go hand in hand so as for the topic, here it goes.
Many Atheists defend or attack Christians by comparing the improbability of the 6000 years existence of earth or the Young Earth Creationism(YEC) against the billion years of existence of earth or the Old Earth Creationism(OEC).
As I read it when I was younger, when I was around 13 years old. I've read the first part of the bible, I was(and still) a science fan but also still believing that there is God (and now I certainly do). There it says God created earth and universe in 6 days, and 1 day resting.
My thought about this is, what is a "day" at that time? The Earth is not yet done, what would it mean when someone says a "day"? If you are on outer space, what is a "day", does the universe revolve? Was the earth revolving 24 hours before as it does today?
These are the questions we have to ask.
Also, it is said on Psalm 78 and Matthew 13, God doesn't speak literally.
I will open my mouth with a parable;
I will utter hidden things, things from of old--
things we have heard and known,
things our ancestors have told us.
We will not hide them from their descendants;
Here is a summary of my vision of the 7 day of creation
I have questions listed, feel free to give your comments, they are things I don't know how to answer or justify either.
Let's say Earth was formed 5 billion years or more. Then so is the light(or the sun?). Thus the first morning. This means the rain cycle would start having "light". With rain means thunders, with thunders means possibility of one of the famous life compound theory. Therefore there surely had this elements: Hydrogen, Oxygen. And supporting the life compound theory there would also be: Nitrogen and Carbon.
First morning questions
Is rain possible with all these elements? If not, what else do we need?
Does a young star (sun) have different power than a mid-age star we have now?
If there is no sky yet, what happens when water is heated with ultraviolet rays? Does it produce something? Is it possible to have nuclear reaction with it? To produce new elements.
First day: The skyThen God created the sky, thus creating the air. Thus supporting life forms. And so the unicellular bacterias may have appeared, and all sort of simple life forms. Following this, the following gas may be present: Nitrogen Compounds, Ozone (Oxygen*3), Carbon compounds. This was done on the first day.
First day question:
What does it mean that the sky divides the water above and the water below? Could this be the same water that flooded the whole world on Noah's time? (<-- this thought was spontaneous and I can't believe it came out of my mind [seriously, and honestly, I wow'ed])
Following this, the earth would be like a ball of ocean, cut into half by the sky and then the water above was removed after ( I know it makes no sense but I hope this idea would be "stolen" and one day and be a clue to something with sense )
Second day: The Land and PlantsThen God made the land appear, what I think about it is it could be cause of having the sky, water molecules may have converted to something else, like through thunder oxygen and hydrogen will split therefore reducing the amount of liquid substance. It can also be combined with a great earthquake pushing the crust up.
Following science, the first land would be the Pangaea
Following the bible, Pangaea was formed approximately with the same amount of time as the atmosphere appeared.
On the same day, God created seed bearing plants and fruit bearing plants.
Following science, He created monocots first, then created dicots.
Second day question
When did God created fungi?
Third day: the light of the nightGod created lights on the sky that separates day and night (sun and moon?) That would mark the days and years. He also created the stars.
Following this literally, it would mean that the all stars are younger than the earth.
There is a theory I've read, that the moon affects the revolving of the Earth. Also moon would affect the visibility of the stars.
Fourth day: the fishes and the birds
God created living things on waters, and the birds.
Following science, it would mean God created water creatures, then amphibians, then reptiles then birds.
Following the bible, the first ancient water creature/fish existed 3 times the age of the Earth when pangea was formed. (Age when pange formed x 3 days)
Fourth day question
Why God didn't mentioned amphibians and reptiles? Do ancient reptiles lives in water?
Fifth day: the animals of the land and the man
God created livestocks, creatures that move along the ground and wild animals.
In my interpretation this would be the mammals.
And finally He created man.
Following science, dinosaurs could exist in between the fourth and the fifth day. And could and could not extinct before man appears.
Fifth day question
Following the idea that Eden was near middle east, do Dinosaurs exist there?
What if the breaking of Pangaea was still to come, on a drastic event like the great flood? Therefore possibly extincting the dinosaurs? (Cause they won't fit the boat?)