About 15 years ago (somewhere in 2002 or 2003) when I was still YEC (what else?) and was confronted with Evolution Theory (which I called a lie from hell looking at the fact how millions around the globe lost their faith) I noticed a similarity between the order of Creation in Genesis 1 and Evolution Theory.
In a try to reconcile both with a lot of gymnastics I came up with the below. I asked a scientist to look at it and to my surprise he reacted positively in the sense it was not a bad theory.
Nowadays I have concluded the issue is much to complicated for my limited brain and decided that I remain undecided.
Intellectual Evidence for the existence of God Scientific arguments and logic that favor a Creator.
At school we have learned the following:
According to the Big Bang theory, 12 to 14 billion years ago the Universe was very small, probably much smaller than a pinhead. The temperatures and pressures inside this microscopic bubble were enormous. This means that it was extremely hot and extremely dense. The birth of the Universe happened when this bubble exploded.
Science is telling us everything that exists today came from an exploding bubble with the size smaller than 1 mm³, imagine that for a while. That must have been quite a remarkable, creative and intelligent bubble, it created Time, the Laws of Physics, the Galaxies and last but not least Life. I am lost already, as far as I know explosions do not create but destroy, I can see that on my television every day when new bombs have been exploded in Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan. Nothing good ever came from an explosion, only destruction. This begs the question, what is (was) so different about this particular explosion?
On the other hand science offers a lot of evidence such an event did happen and I have nothing against it because it sounds exactly what is written in Genesis 1, the Creation story. Let's step by step go through some of the issues of the Biblical Creation Story and see how they perfectly match with nowadays scientific findings.
But remember one thing, the Creation story was not revealed to a 21th century scientist but to ancient men with very limited scientific knowledge, today each 12 year old kid has more scientific knowledge than the most educated person of that time. As such Genesis 1 can't be read as a scientific report because mankind was not able to describe what he saw and/or heard in nowadays scientific terms and understandings, he had to use his limited knowledge describing the story that was revealed to him. If God had revealed the Creation Story to a 21th scientist Genesis 1 would be written down much more understandable. But then the generations of the year AD 6102 (or so) would have the same problem reading our 21th century observations. Bottom line: reading with comprehension is required.
Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The Big Bang, God calls the Universe into existence.
Genesis 1:2 - And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Very interesting observations from our ancient reporter: 1) the Earth was without form, our ancient reporter probably was witnessing gravity at work when Earth came into existence (see here) and 2) Darkness, the protoplanetary disk (rotating disk of dense gas surrounding the Sun) avoided light to reach the developing Earth, see here.
Genesis 1:3 - And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. The young Sun's solar wind clears away all the gas and dust in the protoplanetary disk, blowing it into interstellar space, thus ending the growth of the planets, see here. The light of the Sun reaches Earth.
Genesis 1:4 - And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Our planet starts rotating.
Genesis 1:6 - And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. Earth's early atmosphere forms, see here.
Genesis 1:9 - And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. Very interesting info from our ancient reporter, apparently back then the whole Earth was covered with water (let the dry land appear!). Amazing isn't it, there are indeed strong indications Earth once was fully covered with water (see here)probably describing the creation of Rodina Continent the first continent risen from the waters. Our ancient reporter is a good observer!
Genesis 1:11 - And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. Amazing isn't it, that 3300-3400 year old book is still following the exact evolutionary tree as we know it today, see Rendezvous 36 Plants. Yes mister ancient man, you are a reliable reporter, the plants came first and also as it seems little to no information was lost during the transition period that ancient man passed the Creation Story from generation to generation by learning it by head similar to nowadays traditional Jews, they still learn the Thora by head from generation to generation. The survival of the Creation Story is a miracle in itself, no weird stuff slipped in as we know from the hundreds of other Creation Myths, they simply fail the scientific test.
Genesis 1:20 - And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. Also compatible with nowadays scientific findings in the right order, animal life started in the sea, then came the birds, see here. How likely do you estimate the chance a supposedly 4000-6000 ancient man can fantasize such a story and be proven right 4000-6000 years later by nowadays science?
Side note: the Bible is unclear about the author of the Creation Story (Moses, Adam & Eve?) and when and how God revealed the story to him/her. The 4000-6000 number is just a wild guess of me in order to tickle your powers of imagination.
Genesis 1:24 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so. Science also got this right, the land animals came after the fish and birds, well done Science.
Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
Genesis 1:27 - And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Completing the current Evolutionary Tree. And now for the key question, how on Earth could someone living 4000-6000 years ago in the dawn of civilization precisely report what we only know since 25-50-100-150 years?