|Adam Naming the Animals, Theophanes of Crete, Wikimedia Commons|
How could Adam have named millions of different species on Day 6 if it was only 24 hours? This is a common objection to a straightforward view of Genesis 1.To read the rest, click on "How could Adam have named all the animals in a single day?"
One important point is that we cannot be dogmatic on the actual number of species on Earth. Oxford University zoologist Robert May writes:
“At the purely factual level, we do not know to within an order of magnitude how many species of plants and animals we share the globe with: fewer than 2 million are currently classified, and estimates of the total number range from under 5 million to more than 50 million.” [Emphasis added]There are several factors, which may not be immediately obvious to the casual reader, that need to be considered.