[Replying to post 119 by John Bauer
the matter of Adam and Eve "is always and only theological." Almost by definition, that means it doesn't fall within scientific purview.
This is my point regarding falsification. Theology is, in my view, the art of making something up and declaring it to be true. After all, let's take original sin for example.
Original sin is transmitted to all mankind on my view, too, except not through biological continuityâ€”as if sin was a thing passed on genetically.
Well, if one is not doing or using science...how is this a claim that can be verified? How can we check to see if we humans do indeed have this original sin? Or is it just that one declares all humans to have original sin, that it is something transmitted, never mind actually showing it to be true, just declare it true?
Young Earth creationists at least attempt to use science (they fail hilariously at it, but they still try) when they try to spin Adam as having perfect super genes, and that this is how he supposedly lived for almost a thousand years, and that over time, his descendants had lesser genes, and this is why the shorter life-spans.
That's covenant union through federal headship. It has nothing to do with genetics or biology.
Donald Trump is the current federal head of the United States. This is not a theological claim. If one is confused about just who exactly is the head of the executive branch of US government, they can check in all manner of ways. They can scour newspapers for photos of who's sitting in the big chair in the Oval Office, they can watch on Youtube for videos of the swearing-in.
With regards to your Christ...am I "in Christ" or "in Adam" simply because some anonymous fellows wrote down that phrase a couple thousand years ago?
I'd like for you to answer me this. One can get a PhD in say...genetics.
Here's a couple links I looked up
I see a bio there, he explains his research, his core focuses, what he has discovered and what he teaches.
Now let's look here.
https://maynoothcollege.ie/courses/doct ... eology-phd
One can get a PhD in theology...studying what?
Here's something that caught my eye
"The Maynooth doctoral candidateâ€”be it for the PhD or the D.D. (S.T.D.)â€”has access to a very large, international, multilingual, research active, and diverse Faculty in the Catholic tradition
What if a student there denies that the Catholic Pope is the successor of St. Peter?
What if someone were to get a PhD in Shinto?
https://www.kokugakuin.ac.jp/en/educati ... into/about
"We foster Shinto practitioners"
Or Hindu theology?
https://www.gtu.edu/academics/concentra ... u-theology
If one wants to study chemistry or medicine or physics, it's all pretty much the same lessons no matter where in the world one studies. A chemistry professor at Tokyo University is going to teach the same things as a chemistry professor in an Israeli school, even if the one teacher also happens to be a Shinto practitioner and the other is a Jew.
However, theology...? Depending on which school one goes to, where in the world, one might be taught that the Pope in Rome is supposed to be the spiritual leader of the entire world. If this is indeed true, why would Shinto theology courses or Hindu courses not mention that?