Eden, Evolution, Satan, Snakes

Photo Courtesy of km_d7d aka ronin

"An evolutionary arms race between early snakes and mammals triggered the development of improved vision and large brains in primates, a radical new theory suggests."

File this under "Heretical", but I can't help but think that there is something deep going on when you juxtapose the role that Satan as a snake had in the account of creation and the theory that is suggested by Dr. Isbell at UC Davis (see FOXNews.com - Fear of Snakes May Have Driven Pre-Human Evolution - Evolution and Paleontology) that snakes caused mammals brains to change.

In the account of creation in the Bible, Satan as a snake was instrumental in the fall of man. An event which fundamentally changed the nature of humanity forever, both physically (because people immediately started thinking differently) and spiritually (because people were suddenly under the curse of the law)

No doubt I don't understand Genesis accurately and no doubt the anthropologist doesn't understand evolution accurately, but I love it when the two start to have similar refrains. It reinforces my faith in the Bible and gives me hope that science isn't steering us entirely wrong.

(Musings) Permanent Link made 5:00 PM | TrackBacks (0)

Comments (2) Make a Comment

Not entirely wrong, just mostly wrong?

Posted by: Nate at September 12, 2006 4:19 AM

It is just fascinating to me that two accounts from such widely diverging foundations should come up with so much in common.

Posted by: DJP3 at September 12, 2006 9:13 AM

Post a comment