Willingly Ignorant of Genesis

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Biblical creationists often hear criticisms from atheists and evolutionists who prefer prejudicial conjecture to actual answers (Prov. 18:2 HCSB). I commenced to pondering this while watching Creation in the 21st Century (one of the few biblically sound programs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network), where host David Rives interviewed Mike Snavely. There was a brief clip of a trapdoor spider grabbing lunch (here is a video clip of one in action), and I thought about Adam naming the animals. There probably weren't any trapdoors in Eden yet, so where did that name come from?

Two areas of criticism from atheists and evolutionists are: Adam naming the animals, and Noah's Ark. A bit of reading the Bible in context, and some honest research, can put these matters to rest.
Medieval painting of Adam naming the animals /Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas, Monastery in Thessaly, Greece
Scoffers will say, "There's no way Adam could have named all the animals over the course of years, let alone, one day!" Let's do some homework that certain people are reluctant to do. First, read the text carefully in Genesis 2:19-20. He didn't name fish, insects, and that sort of thing, so there's a heap of time saved right there. Also, God brought them to him, he didn't have to track them down. You can read more about this at "How Could Adam Have Named All the Animals in a Single Day?" and "Naming the animals: all in a day’s work for Adam". So, Adam didn't come up with the name "trapdoor spider". And yes, Adam was a real man, as is affirmed throughout the Bible and in the New Testament (some passages are Luke 3:38 in a lineage of Jesus, Rom. 5:14, 1 Cor. 15:45, Jude 1:14).

A similar topic of derision from hands at the Darwin Ranch is how Noah rounded up and got all those animals on the Ark. They'll give the speculated number of existing species today, and use more prejudicial conjecture to declare that it's impossible to get them on the Ark. Of course, they don't bother to do their homework again. The Ark was huge. Noah didn't have to go chase down the critters because them because God brought them to him (Gen. 6:19-20). Further, we have the "species" issue again: no insects, fish, and so on (Gen. 7:8-9, 7:21-23). This historical event was affirmed in the New Testament Matt. 17:26-27, Heb. 11:7, 2 Peter 2:5). For more information on Noah's Ark, the theology, feasibility, geology, and so on, you can start with these links and then further investigate the sites:
The mocking of Adam naming the animals and of Noah getting animals on the Ark are just two examples of criticisms based on naturalistic evolutionary presuppositions that can be addressed. People just need to do some honest investigation instead of asserting opinions as facts, and they'll see that the Bible withstands scrutiny in these and other areas.