Ding posited that much of Genesis 1 and 2 has been confirmed by science. In a specific post he stated that the dust that Adam was supposedly created from, by God, is actually star dust, because all dust originally was star dust, and star dust is created from atoms, which have existed from the beginning of the Universe. My response was that Genesis 2 does not refer to atoms in any fashion. A reference to dust is no more a reference to atoms than a reference to ferns is a reference to atoms- and that his position is merely a rationalization trying to fit the known square pegs of science to the written round holes of Genesis 2. I am new to the Bull Ring but I read the rules- I can't think of any impartial judges that we might agree on so no judges. I suggest we limit the total posts from each of us to 10 posts. I also request that any claims made regarding facts or science be supported by at least one reference to a reputable scientific source. This post just establishes the thread- Ding- you are up first to present your position regarding Genesis 2 and Dust.