Saturday, February 25, 2012

Banadam and Eve

L'Osservatore Romano
22 February 2012

Today, at a news conference, Pope Benedict XVI issued The Chiquita Declaration. The Chiquita Declaration was drafted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Archbishop Rowman Williams immediately hailed The Chiquita Declaration as a “milestone in the rapprochement between science and theology.”

Ever since comparative genomics revealed the fact that man shares over half his DNA with bananas, there has been increasing pressure to reexamine and revise the traditional dogma of historic Adam.

Peter Enns recently published The Evolution of Banadam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins, while Tremper Longman published Science, Bananas and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins.

As both scholars document, “Israel” is a corporate Banadam, while Gen 2 is just the backstory to Israel. Israel is Banadam.

As Francis Collins explained in a recent interview, “Science has traced our common ancestry back to Mitochondrial Eve and chromosomal Banadam. At some point in human evolution a banana mated with a hominid.”

He admitted that scientists hadn’t achieved consensus on the identity of the hominid.

“The two leading candidates are Australopithecus and Homo erectus,” he said.

In a recent interview with Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury tried to reassure troubled Christians that this scientific and theological development was not a threat to the Christian faith.

“As long as God infused the banana with a human soul before the banana mated with Australopithecus or Homo erectus, the physical derivation of Banadam’s body is of no theological consequence,” he explained.


  1. I think we should strive to be ecumenical in the case of Banadam. After all, I'd hate for this to cause a big...split

  2. This marks an important step forward in the battle against speciesism. We're all the same under the skin.

  3. Yes but regardless of how you peel, God has a wonderful plantain for your life.

  4. At some point in human evolution a banana mated with a hominid.

    Hmmm ... frutiality...

  5. This gives a whole new meaning to the concept of "slippery slope" argumentation.

  6. Do you have a link to this article cited on Feb. 22, 2012?