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- Theology on evolution from khan academy 3 answers
Given that the torah's account of creation clearly seems to state that man was created independently from the animals, and likewise, the animals, plants, were created from the ground, would someone who believes in darwinian evolution be an apikores? I am not asking how to reconcile the two but rather what halachic status would apply to someone who refuses to regard the literal reading of the Biblical text as a possibility.
Genesis 1-2 "Let the earth sprout vegetation, seed yielding herbs and fruit trees producing fruit according to its kind...Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kind, cattle and creeping things and the beasts...And the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground"