A skeptic on another blog asked:
Gary: the article then goes on to discuss the pros and cons of each possible resolution of this dilemma. Here is the conclusion to the Christian article:
Conclusion: Mysteries belong to God
In a discussion like this, it is good to keep in mind that there are many mysteries and secrets that belong to God. Even these explanations merely touch the surface and require years of research and books to cover this difficult topic. But the hope is that this short overview gives some food for thought. But one lesson can be easily learned here: be wary of appealing solely to materialistic explanations in a world that is both spiritual and material.
Gary: And there you have it! If a teaching in the Bible appears to be proven false by modern biology and medical science one can always explain it away with…It’s a mystery of God! How about just accepting the obvious that the first century Christians who invented these supernatural tales did not understand that a mother passes on genetic material to the baby as does the father. The mother is not simply a receptacle for the male “seed”; a fertile garden (thus the term “barren” for a woman who could not conceive).
Yet more evidence that the Bible is full of ancient, scientifically ignorant, tall tales.