The creation narrative in Genesis was not written to provide a how-to manual for how the earth was created. The creation narrative instead serves as a backdrop to the covenant that we are expected to keep.
Sometimes people throw away science or religion. What do you think happens? The wise answer of a child. Teaching Faith and Science to Children
“Researchers at a meeting here say they have found the oldest tools made by human ancestors—stone flakes dated to 3.3 million years ago. That’s 700,000 years older than the oldest-known tools to date, suggesting that our ancestors were crafting tools several hundred thousand years before our genus Homo arrived on the scene. If correct, the new evidence could confirm disputed claims for very early tool use, and it suggests that ancient australopithecines like the famed “Lucy” may have fashioned stone tools, too.” Full article here on Science.
Recently Nick Galieti recorded an interview with me and posted it to the FairMormon blog. We discussed topics of scripture study, learning, the atonement, and faith.
Many thanks to Nick for the invitation and the delightful conversation.
Fossil pushes back human origins 400,000 years. From Science. (Image also from Science).