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Very interesting little fact that comes up here. Jeff is citing the “received text” which indeed has “one blood” in Acts 17:26. My Greek computer Bible just has “one” (masculine pronoun) with no word “blood”. It is the Nestle-Aland version which I believe is called the “majority text”. The latter is taken as more trustworthy since it uses many sources instead of just one, as the received text does (which is the basis of the King James). So basically, if you hold to the King James, Jeff’s point may be valid, though I would still like to hear from a Greek scholar about the usage here.
Sorry, but this strikes me as like those people who every year talk of how several planets coming together in a conjunction are the Star that moved around and hovered over the house in Bethlehem. The filling of the Black Sea (or the Mediterranean) should not be reported as confirmation of a global Flood, which is what people will assume from a story like this.
One thing I think would be useful for people is simply a list of good books on science and faith. Here is my initial list:
The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, Barrow and Tipler
The Accidental Universe, P.C.W. Davies
The Privileged Planet, Gonzalez and Richards
Science and Faith, Collins
The Soul of Science, Pearcey and Thaxton
Evolution and Design
The Hidden Face of God, Schroeder
Signature in the Cell, Meyer
Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, Denton
No Free Lunch, Dembski
Darwin’s God, C.G. Hunter
Mind and Consciousness
Lost in the Cosmos, Walker Percy
Goedel, Escher, Bach, Hofstadter
Shadows of the Mind, Penrose
Brains, Machines, and Persons, Mackay
This is my first list of what I would call the first reading list a person should know. Some people might want to add books by Polkinghorne and Hugh Ross to the list. I haven’t included any on Bible interpretation or archeaology yet.