Genesis Revisited

Michael Shermer, editor of "Skeptic Magazine," brilliantly reimagines the science of creation, as seen through the lens of “Intelligent Design”.

To convey the logical absurdity of trying to squeeze the round peg of science into the square hole of religion, I penned the following scientific revision of the Genesis creation story. It is not intended as a sacrilege of the poetic beauty of Genesis; rather, it is a mere extension of what the creationists have already done to Genesis in their insistence that it be read not as mythic saga but as sci­entific prose. If Genesis were written in the language of modern science, it would read something like this.

Full transcript is here.

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