May 8th

From the Water to the Air

Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

(Psalms 74:13) KJV

The first fliers are intended to fly with periods of roosting. They needed well-developed wings and feet but not arms. Logically the first aerial dragon had two legs but no arms. It was a Wyvern.

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) are learning that the process of creation was based on spheres of life, not on the passage of heritable traits from generation to generation. It’s the process known as abiogenesis. Evolution, on the other hand, is driven from the DNA component of the cells. An organisms phenotype (its physical characteristics) is the result of the expression of its genotype (its genetic component). The “random” process of how the genome magically assembles itself is the reason why the origin of species by evolution needs a long time span.


We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

The Earth is “calculated” to be 4.6 billions years old. This is to accommodate biological evolution. If organic life developed through cumulative changes in DNA, and we know how often mutations occur that convey a selective advantage, plus we know how many genetic changes would be necessary to develop the genome of a bacterial cell into a human, then some simple math gives us how much time would be needed.

If, on the other hand, God created biological diversity as an out flowing of his will, and there weren’t any generations of offspring, then the process isn’t tied to the development of genes. In this case the phenotype isn’t an expression of the genotype but the opposite. God created the forms he wanted and this was expressed as the genotype.


Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

Sequential Spherogenetic Creation

Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

(Psalms 148:7) KJV
  1. God created life with replicating DNA on the 1st day. This included Red, Green, Blue-green and Brown Algae. We base this on fossils of aquatic species buried in sediment deposited in response to the creation of gravity on the 2nd day.
  2. Biological diversity wasn’t developed on the 2nd day.
  3. On the 3rd day God covered the dry ground with vegetation: trees, shrubs, herbs and vines, each habit displaying the full diversity of flower and fruit morphology.
  4. On the 4th day God created the Sun, Moon and stars. In places the Bible refers to this as the host of heaven. The host of heaven also includes the weird and wonderful creatures which we see in the prophecy of Isaiah, Ezekiel and Revelation in the firmasphere. This included the creation of Satan, a serpent in the form of a red dragon.
  5. On the 5th day God took the forms which he has created in the firmasphere as patterns for what he will create in the hydrosphere and atmosphere.

It’s not hard to imagine, because popular culture is filled with imagery, that the first fliers were intended to fly with periods of roosting. As such they would need well-developed wings and feet with claws but not arms. Logically the first aerial dragon would have had two legs but no arms. We can find an example from mythology:

A wyvern (/ˈwaɪvərn/ WY-vərn, sometimes spelled wivern) is a legendary creature with a dragon’s head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a tail often ending in a diamond- or arrow-shaped tip. A sea-dwelling variant dubbed the sea-wyvern has a fish tail in place of a barbed dragon’s tail.
The usual spelling wyvern is not attested before the seventeenth century as “winged two-footed dragon”. It is an alteration of Middle English (attested thirteenth century) wyver, from Old French wivre (cf. French guivre and vouivre), itself from Latin vīpera, meaning “viper”, “adder”, or “asp”. The design of the wyvern to have derived from the figure of the dragon encountered by Trajan’s legions in Dacia. It may be the origin of the red dragon of Wales and the golden dragon of the Kingdom of Wessex carried at the Battle of Burford in AD 752.

Wikipedia

Game of Thrones dragons are actually Wyverns. The first aerial dragons were Wyverns, derived from an aquatic counterpart called the Sea-wyvern. It’s logical. It’s deductive. Here’s a possible classification:

Genus Wyvern

  • Phylum Chordata
    • Subphylum Vertebrata
      • Class Reptilia
        • Order Squamata
          • Suborder Serpentes
            • Family Dragons
              • Genus Wyvern

When we said that we were going to work on a classification of Dragons we weren’t kidding. Today’s image is from here.


Salvation

  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planMay 8
LinearNehemiah 9-13
ChronologicalPsalms 25, 29, 33, 36, 39
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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