They don’t merely intersect, one informs the other, as in a partnership, as parts of a whole.
Father’s statement that the bible is not a science text points out the necessity for a faith that goes beyond what is reason-able only, and a reason that trusts faith in the mysteries it cannot fully explain.
Scientists have just recently made the claim man could live to 500 with a few genetic tweaks. Adam and Eve started out as the prototypical genetic pair. No doubt in my mind they could live to 900. Revelation also supports it.
There is no scientific basis to support an extraordinary life span for the ancient Israelites. Speculation is fine, but that’s what it is.
*] Our first parents, before the Fall, were endowed with sanctifying grace. (De fide.)
*] The donum rectitudinis or integritatis in the narrower sense, i.e., the freedom from irregular desire. (Sent. fidei proxima.)
*] The donum immortalitatis, i.e.,bodily immortality. (De fide.)
*] The donum impassibilitatis, i.e., the freedom from suffering. (Sent. communis.)
*] The donum scientiae, i.e., a knowledge of natural and supernatural truths infused by God. (Sent. communis.)
*] Adam received sanctifying grace not merely for himself, but for all his posterity. (Sent. certa.)
As far as the first line of Genesis - chalk it up to mere coincidence then. :hmmm:
Explore this site to see more areas of intersect. IDvolution
Not sure what you’re seeing in Genesis that points to scientific evidence.
I think it’s important for Catholics to lead the way in proposing what Truth is.
It’s first of all a Person, who we are called to have a relationship with. Expecting the written word to suffice for the entire substance of a relationship only leads to frustration. We are called to a lot more than “proof”.
1The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. 2But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3“And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? 4“An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.
“Reduce yourself to a book Jesus!”
“Do the hard work of faith for us! Give us everything in writing, that we might not be required to risk our trust in your person!”