A beautiful metaphor
Pharyngula has become one of my favorite places to visit. PZ Myers is a biologist, and one of the best opponents of ID available on the web, to my eyes. He's written a wonderful essay today, comparing span of human experience contained in the Bible to the span of human existence that archaeology, anthropology, and fossil study provides. Go read the whole thing. It's worth your time. I was going to excerpt it, but the more I read it, the more difficulty I have doing it justice by snipping pieces out of it. Just trust me on this one.