More biblical idiocy. Genesis 1:16 concerns God creating TWO great lights, one to rule the day the other to rule the night. The moon is NOT a source of light, only a reflector, and it certainly doesn't "rule" the night in it's early phases where a thin crescent is all that shows, giving off almost no light. Your bible can say NOTHING about science, when it does, it is completely wrong.<quoted text>
No 'tacit admission' at all. I claimed science finally caught up with the Bible.
And just a note. Until recently,'science' resembled mythological creation events more than the Bible account ever has.
Here is another creation account, the very basis for science;
Proverbs 8:22-31 (GW)
22 “The LORD already possessed me long ago, when his way began, before any of his works.
23 I was appointed from everlasting from the first, before the earth began.
24 I was born before there were oceans, before there were springs filled with water.
25 I was born before the mountains were settled in their places and before the hills,
26 when he had not yet made land or fields or the first dust of the world.
27 “When he set up the heavens, I was there. When he traced the horizon on the surface of the ocean,
28 when he established the skies above, when he determined the currents in the ocean,
29 when he set a limit for the sea so the waters would not overstep his command, when he traced the foundations of the earth,
30 I was beside him as a master craftsman. I made him happy day after day, I rejoiced in front of him all the time,
31 found joy in his inhabited world, and delighted in the human race.
These passages were clearly written by limited human beings who didn't understand the real scientific nature of the sun and moon. They couldn't have been written or inspired by some divine being which created and therefore knew the nature of those celestial objects.
The second error lies in the fact that even though we normally see the moon at night, it hardly "rules over" the night. On the contrary, the moon is in the daytime sky about half the time — we just don't see it. The moon is only described as ruling over the nighttime sky because of our subjective impression of its importance, not because of any objective or scientific measure of its role.
Third, God is depicted as creating the stars as an afterthought as if they were a minor matter in comparison to the sun and moon. Science, however, teaches us that our sun is one of the stars, and thus that the stars are equivalent to our sun. Many are much larger and more significant than our sun. This story is clearly human because the events are structured according to what appears more or less important to us here no earth, not according to any objective measures.