Genesis 1 and 2 explain how Creation of Earth's life forms, the Earth itself, and the rest of the universe took six days.
Supporters of the theory of evolution find evidence for a universe that has been evolving for about 13.8 billion years.
He laments, "There is no permanence" (106), and wonders "How shall I find the life for which I am searching'" He visits the one human who has been granted eternal life by the Gods, Utnapishtim, and there learns of the story of the flood, and receives knowledge of a plant that restores youth.
It is within this story that there are some significant similarities between Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of the serpent and man's fall from grace.
"The Bible is considered the 'fallible human rendering of divine inspiration'." Many Agnostics, Atheists, liberal Christians, Humanists, secularists, and others look upon these creation stories as being beautiful myths which were attempts by a pre-scientific society to understand their environment.
Some find poetic and spiritual significance in most of the hundreds of creation stories taught by the world's many faith groups.
This has generally been assumed to be one of his ribs.
For hundreds of years, medical students were taught that men had one fewer rib than women.
We reject every doctrine which denies or limits the work of creation as taught in Scripture....
Since no man was present when it pleased God to create the world, we must look for a reliable account of creation to God's own record, found in God's own book, the Bible...." Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod's doctrine of creation; adopted 1932.