DNA Traces Back to Adam and Eve


“Adam named his wife Eve, for the reason that she would grow to be the mother of all the living.” (Genesis three:20)

In order to come across a frequent ancestor whose genetics have passed on, we require to appear for items that are passed down from generation to generation with small or no alteration. Each genders pass along one particular issue that is unchanged in the course of sexual reproduction. For girls, this is the mitochondrial DNA passed on from mother to daughter and son, whereas for guys this is the Y chromosome passed on from father to son.

In 1987 population geneticists initially demonstrated the existence of a ‘mitochondrial Eve’1. A group of geneticists published a surprising study in the journal Nature.­ The­ researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) taken from 147 people today across all of today’s significant racial groups. These researchers concluded that every single human becoming alive now can trace their ancestry back to a single lady now referred to as “Mitochondrial Eve.” Professor Karl Skorecki, an professional on DNA and the discoverer of the “Cohen Gene” states that:

“Analysis of mitochondrial DNA of all modern humans sampled now indicates that all of the various variations in the sequence of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) trace back, or converge to an original sequence in a provided lady.” 

In addition, investigation with Y chromosomes confirmed that every single man alive now also descended from a single man whom scientists now refer to as “Y-Chromosomal Adam.”

Therefore, even though Y-Chromosomal Adam is the ancestor of every single living man, Mitochondrial Eve is the mother of all living humans, male and female! This is beautifully constant with the biblical account of human history.

In addition, as opposed to nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA has only 16,569 base pairs (DNA’s creating blocks) as opposed to more than six billion base pairs in our nucleus. So mutations are significantly simpler to track. (In reality, the highest quantity of mutations recorded in the human race is just more than 120.) What does this imply? Such a restricted quantity of mutations indicates that small time has passed for mutations to happen given that the initially mother passed down her DNA! These outcomes make sense if today’s billions of people today are the descendants of only eight people today on Noah’s Ark who lived around six,000 years ago according to biblical chronology. Even so, if there was much more time, like the hundreds of thousands of years that the evolutionists claim (in addition to the millions of years given that humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor), we would count on to come across far much more DNA variations. But we do not.

Two current significant research of contemporary humans’ Y chromosomes also recommend that ‘Y-chromosome Adam’ and ‘mitochondrial Eve’ may perhaps have lived about the similar time immediately after all.two,three After again consistent with the biblical account.

The dates assigned to mitochondrial Eve (tens to hundreds of thousands of years) by evolutionists never match the biblical chronology, even so, this is for the reason that they are are primarily based upon ‘molecular clock’ assumptions, which had been calibrated by evolutionary beliefs about when specific evolutionary events occurred, supposedly millions of years ago. The aforementioned mutation prices straight ‘challenge’ the evolutionary extended-age claim, and indicate that mitochondrial Eve lived about six,000 to six,500 years ago, suitable in the ballpark for the correct ‘mother of all living’ (Genesis three:20).

What we can say with fair certainty is that, regardless of time frames and alleged contemporaries, every single man alive now descended from one particular man even though every single human alive now descended from one particular lady. Furthermore, you can’t say that science does not confirm the Bible. Since it does.


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