So thanks to those who responded to my thread here: Non-Scientist Young Earth Creationist Has Theories for you to Test There’s still so much to go through. But this post has to do with my first hypothesis about Genesis 1:2. I take a fairly literal view of Genesis. So I became so curious - what are these waters that have no form and are void? Then they are divided in day 2.
Here’s the text: “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”
Also I just recently began studying Proverbs 8. I realized the end of the chapter is repeating the first 3 days of creation. Once to explain Wisdom was there before the first three days of creation, the second time to explain she was there during the first three days of creation. What piqued my scientific curiousity is verse 26b: “the first of the dust of the world.”
Why that specifically? Well, Genesis 1 explains that much of creation was created out of nothing. BUT, specifically plants, land animals, and humans are made of the dust. So I was watching this interview from Dr. Swamidass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQEinFT6gSY&t=1078s He was referring to the fact that it looks very obvious that there’s common descent between apes and humans. It got me thinking about the common descent Christians don’t talk about much, but would likely all agree on: creation from “dust” I thought, maybe this has something to do with genetics. What is DNA made of? I find a picture that it’s molecules made up of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus. I had to google the periodic table, lol, I even forgot what it was called. And I see these elements are the top of the Table. Well, that’s interesting for sure. What does it mean? I don’t know. I’m hoping to see if anyone else has any thoughts on that.
Then on the “waters” front, I thought, maybe Genesis 1:2 is talking about a mash of all the elements. What would that look like. Google gave me this: FYI: What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously? | Popular Science
Of note: "Ramming the atoms together at 99.999 percent the speed of light—the top speed of particles in the Large Hadron Collider, at the CERN particlephysics lab near Geneva—might fuse a few nuclei, but it won’t make that cool Frankenstein element. More likely, they would meld into a quark-gluon plasma, the theoretical matter that existed right after the universe formed.
Cool! There’s already a theory for the “waters”! I will take it.