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Radiometric dating flaws debunked

Or, as Pope John Paul II put it: “The Bible itself speaks to us of the origin of the universe and its makeup, not in order to provide us with a scientific treatise but in order to state the correct relationship of humanity with God and the universe.

It holds that that there was a long period in which natural processes gave rise to life and to the different life forms on earth. As the omnipotent Creator, he is free to create either quickly or slowly and either directly or through intermediate processes that he sets up.

When it comes to relating these findings to the Bible, the Catechism explains: “God himself created the visible world in all its richness, diversity and order.

Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a succession of six days of divine ‘work,’ concluded by the ‘rest’ of the seventh day” (CCC 337).

As such it is important that we distinguish between types of literature within the Bible and what they are trying to tell us.

It would be a mistake, for example, to take a work as rich as the Bible in symbolism and literary figures as if it were always relating history in the manner that we in our culture are accustomed to.

Much less should we expect it to offer a scientific account of things.

If one is hoping to find a scientific account of creation then he will not find it in these texts, for the Bible was never intended to be a scientific textbook on cosmology.

Explaining further, it says: “Among all the Scriptural texts about creation, the first three chapters of Genesis occupy a unique place.