Talk:Creation Week

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Divide light from darkness--?photon-herding. Is Darkness reified, or is it simply absence of EM?DocSock 10:36, 1 June 2007 (CDT)

Umm, ask god, those are some heavy questions. I just assumed it was referring to the band The Darkness. Jrssr5 10:42, 1 June 2007 (CDT)
I think the light was divided from darkness at about 1-2 minutes after the big bang, when the plasma became transparent to photons. Am I writing this on the wrong article? ;) humanUser talk:Human 14:34, 17 February 2008 (EST)
Holy discussion necromancy, Hu-Man! --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 14:38, 17 February 2008 (EST)

You have given a new meaning to the word "Improved" Human.--Bobbing up 16:01, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

Thank you :) ħumanUser talk:Human 16:07, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

Human Civilization and Fire[edit]

I always wondered... if inventions that required the use of fire, like spear hardening or ovens, appeared several thousand years before humans could reliably make fire then how the hell did people exploit the use of fire? Did they just wait for a lightning storm or a volcanic erupt every time the fire went out? Because it pretty much had to, repeatedly. --Dr. Swordopolis (talk) 17:53, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

I suppose the short answer would be "yes". Forest fires are some of the most natural things, whether it's from dry seasons or lightning strrikes. The odds are early people would have been able to trap some and keep it going. That's one leap. The next leap is understanding it enough to generate it from scratch. Scarlet A.pnggnostic 17:58, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I propose to investigate this issue the next time I have my turn on the RW time machine. Till then we are left with reasonable assumptions and inferences.--BobSpring is sprung! 18:04, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Something on fire Not sure it answers the question. Scarlet A.pngnarchist 18:07, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm not questioning it or anything. It just feels weird to imagine living in that situation for thousands of years. It must have been unimaginably scary to live in a world where your livelihood depended on something that you couldn't create and could've gone away at any time. Just one small slip or stray breeze and you would've been unable to cook food or make weapons or warm your baby or anything for days, maybe even months. Gaaahhh. --Dr. Swordopolis (talk) 19:03, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Sun-Day Paradox[edit]

While I don't have a source yet, I'd heard that a possible reason God created day/night before the sun was to differentiate God from sun-worship. God being able to create day without the sun to provide light implies that He is the actual source of the light, and not the sun. Or some such.

If/when I find a source, I think this little tidbit would be relevant to the section as it implies the original author(s) of the creation story wrote it more to define their religion than to literally dictate a history.Onychoprion (talk) 19:51, 11 December 2014 (UTC)