From a Biologos spin on combining Genesis 1 with science.
“Once upon a time in an act of extravagant expansive love overflowing from that divine community there appeared from nothing a pinpoint of probability smaller than a proton and this was the egg of the universe. In this egg God packed all the potential for the universe He planned, all matter, all energy, all life, all being, and the laws by which it would unfold. The egg exploded. Only God knows how. And the universe expanded a trillion trillion times and it gradually cooled into what we call matter.”
Let’s see if we can look at this up close.
1.) Once upon a time? The famous beginning of fairy tales.
2.) How does a pinpoint of probability appear from nothing? ex nihilo nihil fit
3.) Did the “pinpoint of probability” come from nothing or did it come from the an act of extravagant expansive love?
4.) How does a pinpoint of probability “appear”?
5.) God packed all the potential of the universe in a pinpoint of probability? What does that even mean?
6.) How does anybody know the size (smaller than a proton) of this pinpoint of probability? Would all this be undone if this pinpoint of probability was larger than a size of a proton?
7.) How does matter, energy, life, and being, as well as the laws of the universe get packed in a pinpoint of probability? Again, what does that even mean.
8.) The pinpoint of probability exploded? How does a non material, non energy, non life, non thing explode?
9.) Category error probability is not ontic nor a substance. As such it cannot be put into an egg, or explode.
This is supposed to have more clarity than Genesis 1?
This is irrationality on poetic stilts.
Overall this Biologos account of creation sounds not entirely dissimilar to an ancient Phoenician origins myth. If one reads the two back to back one can certainly her continuities between the two accounts.
In the beginning did Darkness, black as Erebus, inhabit an eternal, infinite void. In the growing confusion of colliding elements, an unconscious Desire emerged, which was the origin of all existence.
Though it knew not itself, Desire formed a union with Darkness and brought forth a great shiny cosmic egg, and when it was broken, it spewed forth a slimy, viscous Mot into the void, out of which came forth the stars and sun.
The air, now heated from the glow of land and sea, formed great lightning and winds, and a vast downpour of heavenly waters mixed with Mot, forming the first simple creatures, both visible and invisible, from which came more complex animals—first those without, and then those with sensation.
By the heat of the sun, things were made to split off and clash with one another, causing thunder and lightning, and thus awoke beings endowed with intelligence who began to stir on the earth and took fright on land and sea as males and females—who could now ponder the heavens: the sun, moon, stars, and planets.
Thus arose consciousness.
2 thoughts on “Biologos On Combining the “Best of Science” with the Scripture”
Even as astronomical as the odds of evolutionary success are, it has to happen twice. Males and females have to evolve which makes it much more than twice as impossible.
We have the truth. We don’t have to guess.
Mar 10:6 “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.”
Yeah I always ask big bangers, “the size of a proton, in reference to what yardstick?” They always look at me like I’m crazy, and say something like “space itself was expanding” or some such. Yeah but: expanding into what? and again, so-and-so big in reference to what yardstick?