I think it goes: “with friends like this, who needs a publicist?”
@davidson, you, @Joel_Duff, and Ken Wolgemuth have been doing excellent work at Solid Rock Lectures: http://solidrocklectures.org/. I’m really glad to draw attention to your work. It was cited in my PSCF article, and was an important stepping stone in my thinking. I want to be sure you get full credit for your contributions.
You also are still on BioLogos Voices. I’m curious how that has worked out for you. As you know, I had to part ways.
It is a very common view.
I agree. It would have to be at least 1:1 mixing, if not even more skewed, as we have already discussed.
They way he frames it, this all appears to be a large problem. However, I think there are some easy ways around this. It all comes down to how we understand those “outside the garden”. Here is where the work on a Genealogical Adam" could help him out.
The word “soul” does not even appear in Genesis. Some would even equate “soul” more with consciousness, and say that animals have souls too.
I think it is most useful to understand @davidson’s project here as a thought experiment. I do not think he is dogmatic on anything here. It is a simple proposal to be refined and modified. As a geologist, we can let the population genetics misses pass, especially if he responds by fixing those errors (which I entirely expect he will).
Glad you can join us here Gregg. This is an important paper. I’m looking forward to see how we can bring into alignment with current scientific knowledge. I’m also curious, along with @jongarvey, how you can make use of some of the theological moves of the Genealogical Adam to resolve the theological objections.
I know you did not get much support from BioLogos on this one, but I want to thank you for putting this forward. It was an important part of the larger story.