Day 6 as Described in Genesis

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal — cattle and reptiles and wildlife of every kind.” And so it was. God made all sorts of wild animals and cattle and reptiles. And God was pleased with what he had done. Then God said, “Let us make a man — someone like ourselves, to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the skies and in the seas.” So God made man like his Maker. Like God did God make man; Man and maid did he make them. And God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; you are masters of the fish and birds and all the animals. And look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I’ve given all the grass and plants to the animals and birds for their food.” Then God looked over all that he had made, and it was excellent in every way. This ended the sixth day.
(Genesis 1:24-31 TLB)

This shows the rise of ants and beetles (creeping things), the modern order of mammals (livestock) and the pinnacle of God’s creation with a human man and woman to populate and care for the earth and its creatures.

Probable Time Frame ~ 65 mya to 0.1 mya

Image by Jack Jackie Pomi - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

  • Rise of ants following angiosperms (~ 100 mya)
  • Diversification of beetles (~ 100 mya)
  • Primates (~ 60 mya)
  • Modern orders of mammals (~ 55 mya to 33 mya)
  • Modern man (Homo sapiens sapiens) (~ 0.2 mya to 0.1 mya)

Videos Covering This Timeframe

YouTube Title Description
Evolution of Mammals and their dispersal. Evolution of Mammals and their dispersal.
Human Population Genetics Human Population Genetics
The Two People We're All Related To Explanation of how the genetic trail of the Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA can be used to trace our ancestry back to some original humans.