A Speculation on the First Chapter of Genesis
The creation story makes more sense if we assume it is something occurring outside both space and time. Each ‘day’ God added something else to all of space and time.
- He created light, which requires electromagnetism and relativity.
- He created surface tension (“Let there be a meniscus in the midst of the fluids and let it divide the liquids from the gases.”), which requires atoms and molecules and quantum mechanics. (He was not entirely satisfied with that.)
- He created solid land. This implies gravity.
- He created luminous bodies. This requires nuclear physics.
- He created evolvable life. This requires fine tuning earlier laws in such a way as to permit DNA, etc.
- He created humanity. If this includes human history, it implies more fine tuning to allow technology. (For example, a minor increase in the mass of the neutron will cause uranium 235 to decay to nonfissionable neptunium 235. God wants us to have nukes.)