Monday, March 12, 2012

God and Cambrian sex

Personally I find it very significant that at the early stage of evolution of life on Earth we already have evidence of sexual reproduction involving handsome male and egg-bearing pretty female trilobites.

Sexuality is a very deep rooted character of living organisms. I suggest that this is one of the things that astrobiologists will notice in the species they found in space, as well.

Why such a broad claim?

Because it seems from the Bible that God of Israel, the creator of the universe, has some sort of Ying and Yang!

It is true that Lord Jesus said that in afterlife there is no more marriage.

But the first creation story in the Bible has a curious and powerful description of the creation of the image of God. That concept used here, an image, indicates that the image tells something about its target.

And God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
Genesis 1:26-28 KJ21

One of the many wonderful things in these verses of the Bible is the complexity of the image.

Often we men think that we are the image of God.

It makes us feel that at least in this point the Bible has it right...

However, this is not what the Bible is saying here.

It says "man and woman" is the image of God.

Well. There is much to think about that!

My point is that the creation of life involves this concept from the very beginning - that there are boys and girls.

Even among the first arthropods.

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