I was talking to a Christian friend today about how I believe in both the Bible and Evolution.
He asked me how I create a harmony between Evolution and Genesis 2:7:
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
I explained that “from the dust of the ground” can merely mean “from the earth”, that we’re made of matter and we’re creatures of the earth (My belief, unless an alternative view can be offered).
However, it seems to say that man was “formed”, had “nostrils” and was made “a living being” all in the same few minutes. Doesn’t this seem to create a “God-snaps-His-fingers-and-it-happens” scenario, which is impossible to have harmony with Evolution?