There was a recent article that claims that all humans today are descended from a single couple. In a nutshell, the article went something like this:
A report from Rockefeller University and the University of Basel, Switzerland, published in the journal Human Evolution states that all humans are descendants of the same man and woman who lived about 100,000 years ago.
According to the study, these two mated after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race.
The researchers studied the DNA of five million animals, including humans, to come to their conclusions. It turns out that nine out ten other living creatures also come from a single pair of genetic parents.
The scientists were quick to state that these weren’t the Biblical Adam and Eve. On that point, they would be correct. Even if the timescale weren’t dramatically off, there is a much closer and simpler explanation.
What the scientists are really saying is that the gene pool from which humans and virtually every other creature come from is limited to a single family. And there is only one family, and one group of animals really fits the dynamic, again, except for the timescale (maybe.) Noah.
If you remember your Bible, all humanity, and animal life was wiped out in the flood except those saved by Noah and his family. Surprise, the same gene pool! Surprise again, a catastrophic event!
So, what about that period of time, 100,000 years? If you add things up in the Bible, we’re looking at between 5,000 and 6,000 years since the Creation. That is IF we are using the same scale that God uses. Is it possible that there is a twenty times difference or more? I don’t know. Read the Senses Novels, especially TA’AM, I talk more about man’s prehistory there. Strangely, the time periods that are discussed in the report and that I bring up in the novels are about the same. That isn’t the point of this post.
My reason for posting this is to make the point that, while they hate it when it happens, scientists often wind up proving that the ‘facts’ in the Bible are correct. We see it most often in archeology, so, seeing it in biology is refreshing. It makes one wonder what they will ‘discover’ next.
I hope you are having a wonderful week!