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Genesis 1

How God created the Earth in 1.1 trillion days

by Lyndon Froese

1In the beginning, the universe came to be. 2The Earth was without form, a speck of dust suspended in the black. The Earth in its newness was hot and its waters hovered, casting darkness upon the surface. But in the darkness existed the Laws of Nature.

3The waters that hovered condensed and fell and the light of a nearby star shone on the surface. 4And the light was good. The Earth rotated on its axis, separating light and darkness. 5The light was called "day" and darkness, "night". And there was evening and there was morning – the first day.

6The waters brought forth bacteria that hath life where there once was none. 7From the bacteria came forth oxygen and the oxygen rose from the waters, a layer around the Earth formeth, a new atmosphere contained by a vault ceiling. 8The ceiling was called "sky". And there was evening and there was morning – the 109.5 billionth day.

9Dry ground appeared. 10The dry ground was called "land" and the waters were called "seas". And it was good. 11The Earth's crust shifted and thus the dry ground moved about the oceans, continental drift. The dry ground arrived where the light was strongest and, behold, multicellular photosynthetic life came to be. All according to the Laws of Nature, it was so. 12The Earth brought forth plants who grew to maturity and produced seeds. There were grasses, herbs and fruit trees. Each produced seed to grow more of their kind, each according to their genetic programming. And the programming worked and it was good. 13And there was evening and there was morning – the 255.5 billionth day.

14The plants on the land removed water in the air. 15Thus, the stars, planets and moon became visible from the surface of the Earth and were allowed mark the days, seasons and years. 16The nearest star shone brightly during the day and the moon shone at night. 17They gave light to the Earth. 18This created a daily rhythm for the planet of darkness and light. And it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning – the approximately 730 billionth day.

20Through a process of randomized trial and error, in accordance with the laws of the universe, some of the first multicellular species became gradually more complex, as the succesful trials survied and gave birth to the next generation. 21Eventually the waters brought forth abundantly the creature that moveth that hath life and fowl that fly above the Earth. And it was good. 22They were compelled by their genetic programming to be fruitful and increase in number and filleth the waters in the seas and the air above the Earth. 23And there was evening and there was morning – the 1.08 trillionth day.

24Some of the creatures of the sea came to be compelled to learn to live on the land and bring forth different kinds: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the Earth. According to the Laws of Nature, it was so. 25The animals organized into species. And it was good.

26Then there came to be a species that perceived itself and its ability to have dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air, over the cattle and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth.

27Male and female, they came to be.

28They were compelled to be fruitful and increase in number and to fill the Earth and care for it.

29And behold, they were given every plant bearing seed on the face of the Earth and every fruit of a tree yielding seed, to them it was to be meat. 30And to all the beasts of the Earth and all the birds in the sky and every thing that creepeth upon the Earth wherein there is life, green herb for food.

31Thus the heavens and the Earth were completed in all their vast array and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning – the 1.1 trillionth day.