Genesis

Chapter 1

That which is older and greater than us created life, considered it good, and decided the only thing better is more life. The purpose of life is to create more life. Be fruitful and multiply.

Phenomena exist in the universe and while they all overlap and interact with each other, it is useful to name, categorize, and study them separately.

This process of categorization and naming seems automatic to us today, but as you read this consider that thousands of years ago humans had to develop them from nothing. They had no great literature or videos to learn scientific thinking from.

Abstract Concepts
  • Void and form
  • Heaven (sky, outer space) and earth
  • Atmosphere, water, and land
  • Sun, moon, earth, and stars
  • Light and dark
  • Days, seasons, years, and signs (solstices, equinoxes, eclipses, etc.)
  • Day and night
  • Morning and evening
Plants
  • Grasses
  • Herbs
  • Trees
  • Seeds
  • Fruits
Animals
  • Water animals (whales and fish)
  • Flying animals (birds)
  • Land animals (mammals, reptiles, insects)

Humans

That which is older and greater than us created man as male and female: two sides of one coin. Man is defined as a male and female because the smallest sustainable unit for humans is a reproductive couple.

Humans are like gods because they alone have the ability to act as a creative and selective force on nature.

We’ve been granted control over all plants and animals, but intelligence and power comes with responsibility. We’re charged with being benevolent dictators over the earth, to act in harmony with the universe, replenish nature, and create conditions that foster more life and greater diversity of life.