Thanks for your answer. It was actually my daughter who posed the question and since I couldn't answer it, I sought out others who I thought could answer the question--a friend at church--but she came up blank too.
I agree with your answer. I don't think all the atoms and molecules that went into The Big Band were brought together by coincidence, either. My vision is of God gathering all the necessary chemicals in his huge, monstrous hands and claping all those atoms and molecules against each other to cause The Big Bang. I believe Jesus Christ is our savior and we should worship Him, but that doesn't discount the science.
No matter what, there will always be people questioning God. He put us on Earth because he wants us to question our beliefs and religion. That is how faith is built. Whether cavemen fit in the time line before Adam and Eve, or whether they didn't exist at all, there will always be theories of certain beliefs. All you got to do is have faith.
The bible can be a little confusing here. According to the bible there were other people on the earth but they were not the "Sons of God".The bible even mentions that the sons of God had sex with the daughters of men.the bible mentions sons of god(his children) the giants, and the other men(possibly cave men).You should read "Chariots of the gods", although it might give you more questions than answers.It suggest that "someone" adjusted the genetic makeup of mankind several times during the dark past.It has a lot of interesting ancient mysteries.
The more education someone has (autodidact, college, masters, Ph.D) the percentage of people that believe in Adam and Eve and the Bible in a literal sense, goes drastically down.
Well, remember how Cain was able to get a wife? Quite possibly, she came from that stock of ancient man.
Is it better for someone to be Neive, than to explore the possibilities. Just because it it said, does not make it true. Opinions and beliefs should have merit. Society delegates that if it is said on a consist ant basis, it is true. Does this make truth?
If someone wants a definitive answer and that someone was me, I would exhaust all outlets of information, inventively, instead of just spouting off and standing ground on a issue.
Thomasdeme, your reply is not a Catholic response and should not represent the opinion of any Catholic. If it was given to you by another who was representing Catholicism, then please seek another source. The Bible is not a fairy tale, it is not fictitious.
As Christians, we need to constantly be searching for just answer and paths. The daughter that asked this question is being lead by God, she is trying to find God and the pathway to him. Her father is making a effort and should be applauded for not just shrugging her off. Just as shrugging off is the easy way, so is the acceptance of a ignorant reply, it is too easy, keep searching for your daughter, the best reference is the Bible, take another minute and share a verse with her, then ask her what that means to her, then tell her what your interpretation is. After that discuss it with her, it will open your relationship with God, as well as hers. At the very least it will establish a better relationship with your daughter. This alone will show you the Blessing of God, love, respect, family unity, how could you go wrong? Keep interpreting, keep inspiring her to ask your help and opinion, you are doing something right to have such a wonderfully inspired child
When Azazel (satan) was removed from heaven and his angels had the choice to follow,there is a theory called gap theory. The earth was ruled by satan. Now these things happened before man was given the earth and before satan corrupted eve. When satan and angels left heaven the they had to go somewhere. The gap theory is a gap in Genesis timeline when god was reforming the earth. I not going to get in to it for it is to lengthy. Just google gap theory! Now there are different passages in the bible where god mentions how satan has been (bad) and he destroys his city's (they had corrupted earthly things,such as animals and dna) example: Dinosaur's and cavemen, now again I'm just leading you in the direction of study because its the only way to learn truths.[ google chuck missler on gap theory]. I know that some people out there don't believe in god or satan thats your god given right not to believe, but if you don't study you will only know basic things and and for some people basic knowledge isn't enough to believe because they think men falsely wrote the bible. God protects his inspired knowledge and other truths so there no excuse to him that you don't believe. The bible is inspired by god to be accurate, although there are some mistranslations. If you study on the gap theory you'll find one of the big mistranslations in Genesis and has to do with gap theory. Another very important is study of the apocryphal book of enoch. I could go on, but I am just helping to point you in the rigt direction.
Cavemen like countless other discoveries since the dawn of scientific research don't fit in with the bible. I myself have had this question in the past and being blessed with an open mind I used every single source of information I could find and compared them.
First of all I compared the basics of the bible and religion in general to science.
Science is a accumulation of all the finding of research that have ever been done. An hypothesis is formed and tested over and over again as long as the findings validate the hypothesis it is considered truth. When it has been proven wrong however more research is done to discover why it doesn't it was wrong and a new or altered hypothesis is formed which in turn has to undergo the same process. This means that science is a result of proven facts and it changes every day. If difinitive proof of a God is found tomorrow it will immediately be considered scientific.
Religion on the other hand is based on a holy book written not by God, but by people thousands of years ago. Oftentimes the basis of these books are historical events. The actual writing however occurred several generations after the historical events. Making the books questionable sources at best. One can argue that these people were saints or prophets. But again the ones who are saints, were declared so hundreds of years later and who is to say who is a prophet or not. Just look at the prophets of today. They tend to be self proclaimed and usually abuse or exploit their followers to gain power. Who is to say that the ancient ones were the real deal? How do you explain that there haven't been any new real prophets?
Then I looked at the goals of both science and religion. I found that science wants to find answers to get a better understanding of the universe or to discover new ways of improving different aspects of our lives. Whether or not people choose to believe this hardly matters as long as they are free to continue their work. Religion on the other hand impresses their believes on others. Intelligent design for example is a recent development. It incorporates only those scientific facts that fit into their way of thinking and discards of alters others (without additional objective research to back it up) to make it seem just as valid. This is done to combat the threat of science on their vision and or to get more people on their side. That is why scientists will openly declare that they cannot prove that there is a god or not, although the evidence is stacked against the existance of a supreme being there is no definitive proof. Whereas religious communities wil give you pseudoscientific arguments and claim they are definitive proof while in fact they're not.
I am not going to tell you whether or not to believe in a God nor am I going to condemn those that do or don't believe. I'm just saying open up your mind rid yourself of any believes or opinions you might have and look at the information available with new but critical eyes. Don't simply believe what people say. ANYONE can write a book or give lecture or create a website. Pay particular attention to how people came to their conclusions and to what they wish to accomplish by preaching them.
If you do this you will find out for yourself how cavemen fit into the timeline with adam and eve. Though I must warn you, you might not always like what you find whatever that may be.
Where to start? We now know that the universe is apparently endless as a result of the deep space probe using the Hubbell telescope. The earth is essentially a relatively small piece of space dust that is part of a small galaxy. There are untold billions of galaxies in space. Most of them are millions of light years away from the earth A light year in distance is how far you would travel at the speed of light (185,000 miles per second) for one year. When you calculate that we have observed objects that are millions of light years away you begin to get an inkling of how huge the universe really is. It is, so far as we know, endless. We humans have been on earth for about 200,000 years give or take a 100,000 or so. We evolved from other creatures that preceded our arrival. God is very busy controlling the universe. We humans have made sort of a mess with what God has put us in charge of. If God ever comes back to check up on us, he will likely be very angry.
I have issues with this as well. My own solution is yes, dinosaurs roamed the planet MILLIONS or BILLIONS of years ago. Then came evidence that "human beings" began climbing up the evolution ladder ... through thousands and thousands of years, we lost our tails (we still have tailbones).
We evolved from creatures like chimpanze's. Slowly learning what we needed to do daily to forage, hunt, seek shelter, and to avoid getting eaten by the other creatures.
My own belief, evolution and religious, is that as homosapiens had reached a certain point, our God breathed the ability of His plan into us, and He laid out His plan for mankind ....I know that replies will say if we evolved from the "ape-like man/woman, then why are there still "apes" that haven't evoled...as God had placed mankind (the "new and improved" version)..He placed mankind above all creatures of the earth..
I could go on further, but that's my abbreviated belief .. for what it's worth.
I've got to say, I really don't know whether or not there is a god, as there has never been any proof either way, but if Adam and Eve were the first humans on Earth then that means all humans are born of incest, which is very wrong!! So I believe the evolution theory!!
Caveman and Adam and Eve...good question. The bible is becoming more real each day and scientist are proving it. But to answer your question. Caveman would of been on the other side of the world ...or so...but they would probably have been around with the next 6 generations after Adam and Eve.
They are incompatible with each other. Adam and Eve fit in with intelligent design, and cavemen, our ancestors, evolved.
It reads for itself Genesis 1:26-28( caveman,dinasours)..then in Genesis 2( after Genesis 1) verse 4-7 ( Planet froze or flooded, recreation of man, Adam)...RCB
Actually they have used the Bible to prove certian natural events that occurred in the past. Also just FYI Evolution is not a fact. It is a theory. For it to become fact it would have to give consistant result. Evolution does not.
One Christian researcher (sorry, I don't remember his name) says that when people lived for hundreds of years, like Adam and Eve, or Noah, they looked like what we call "cavemen". They had hairy bodies to protect them from the elements since they were intended to not wear clothes. Also, research shows that the earth was covered with a big "water blanket" so to speak, and that is where the water for the flood came from. After the flood, the weather and subsequently, people's age and appearance changed because this water blanket was gone from the atmosphere, changing the way the sun and other environmental factors affected humans.
Myself...My idea of this is very different from what a lot of other people think. I think that modern man (scientist) claim these fossils to be of millions or billions of years ago, they use what they call (carbon dating) to determine the age. The process is lengthy.
I think these carbon dates are wrong! I think science has been pulling towels over our heads for hundreds of years. Science knows things that could/would affect every human on the planet, but will never come clean for fear of loss of money and power.
I don't think that (cavemen) ever lived on Earth the way stories tells us, or the way science tells us. Myself... I believe what we have known as cavemen were more likely to be more like small groups of people who chose to live differently than other humans.
In my time I have seen many small camps/groups of people who choose to live outside the everyday life that most of us live in. They live in small hut like homes, heated by small fires in the cold seasons, and aired by lack of walls in the warmer seasons. They also make all their own tools from stones and collected wood.
These people make their own cloths from hides and do a great job from what I have seen. Living without electric, without all the cells phones and cable t.v. If these people were to all suddenly die from some illness or something else, the remains a few years later would be very similar to what "scientist" dig up and call cavemen today.
Now I don't doubt at all that these cavemen remain are thousands of years old, but Id be willing to bet that one day this "carbon dating" thing will be debunked and proved to be the most inaccurate thing mankind has ever done.
Adam and Eve? First humans on the planet!
Evolution may take place in small ways. But I find myself wondering why it is that we have known dogs for at least four thousand years, but they have not changed at all? Why did dogs not grow fingers when man started feeding them all the time? Why did dogs not evolve to talk? They have spent the last four thousand years barking to and at us? Seems to me that if evolution would ever take place, it would surly take place with dogs since man has changed everything a dog knew as a structured wild life.
In the two thousand years of history since the crucifixion of Christ, no animals has evolved!.. So I'm to believe that evolution stopped when man started keeping notes?
Evolution never happened, Its just another way to further educate a mass society to trust and believe everything they are told. "to have total control over a population, you must first control what they think! To control what they think, you must first control what they are told, to control what they are told, you use people the population trust."
There seems to be an extremely common experience between people who don't belie in certain pseudoscience supernatural concepts, to be told by others who do to be more open minded... This advice is based on highly flaud thinking, including an inaccurate understanding of what open mindedness means. In fact, being open minded simply means being willing t consider new ideas. Science promotes and thrive son this, because the advancement of understanding in the reality of which we exist, depends upon our willingness to consider new ideas. Evolution is a FACT. Even if the origin of our world was created by some sort of alien sud o super natural being, this DOES NOT contradict evolution! The fact of evolution is accepted by people who believe in one or more gods, because fact is fact. Un open mindedness is popular is religion, but by automatically un-accepting it because you will not accept anything else but he bible, is ridiculous. Proof of evolution: To make it simple through some observation: We all know that the characteristics of an offspring is generated from the appearance and DNA of their parents.
if you breed only horses with tall legs, eventually, there will be many horses with longer legs, which IS what evolution IS. Breed only from aggresive dongs and there offspring will be aggressive. Then we can go into some facts from more complicates testing. DNA testing Radio Carbon Dating Laboratory simulations Cures for viral diseases depend on the information testable hypothesis Bonobo monkeys share 99% DNA with humans. Proof of intelligent design: The bible says it
It took god 7 days to create all right? So if he spoke and there was man after he just created the earth there is no way caveman could fit into the picture.
SRY, To all the church people butt its too late for you'll to use science try to use to explain GOD or Jesus Christ is our savior or to get anyone to beleave that jesus was just a con-man(THERE IS NO WAY that you can get me to beleave that the same god let his son walk on water also makes Supernova) LOL! You'll had you chance to use science to help you F**k our children heads up with lies. SCIENCE has already showed us that man and APES were mating 6.4.millon years ago and stop mating with them 5.4million and only after that "Scientist's showed" that we have human ancestor going back 4,000,000 thats million years Not 4,000 years duh!!!