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Science Says The Human Race Originated from Just one Couple Who Lived Thousands of Years Ago

Is science proving the Adam and Eve story of creation or perhaps the biblical event of the great flood? Given the fact that Darwin’s theory of evolution does reign supreme among scientists, new research has given scientists reasons to believe that after that, the entire human race was wiped out by a catastrophic event and that the present human race was started by just a pair of humans who survived. Well, It couldn’t be Noah as he and his family accounted for more than four, so then is it the new science-backed Adam and Eve?

Science now declares we originated from a single couple

Now science has declared after research from genetic bar-codes involving five million animals and humans that humans sprung up from a single pair of adults who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago after the disaster wiped out the entire human race. The genetic research was done form 100,000 different species to deduce the conclusion.

The evidence was collected from genetic bar codes

Genetic barcodes are the DNA snippets that are found on the external part of the nuclei of a living cell. The barcodes from the species studied by the research gave scientists valid reasons to believe that such a thing was indeed possible and that it wasn’t just people who sprung out of a single pair of living beings but almost 9 out of 10 animal species too.

Adam and Eve or Noah?

Now isn’t that something fantastic? It might be too incredible to believe but can you argue with science? So if it was all two by two’s doesn’t the story of Noah ring a bell? The scientists who authored the study were Stoeckle and Thaler. They concluded that 90% of all the animals’ species existing today came from parents who gave birth approximately at the same time.

What the researchers stated

The timing of this event was calculated to have happened 250, 000 years ago and this seriously throws certain theories of evolution out of sync. According to Thaler ‘this conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could.”

The study led by Senior Research Associate Mark Stoehler and David Thaler of the University of Basel were helped by a team from experts of the Rockefeller University. The findings were published in the journal Human Evolution.

How the data was sourced

The data was sourced from one of the world’s fastest genetic databases including a huge variety of evolutionary literature that also included Darwin’s theory of evolution. Stoeckle says ‘At a time when humans place so much emphasis on individual and group differences, maybe we should spend more time on the ways in which we resemble one another and the rest of the animal kingdom.’

The new mystery

These incredible conclusions have now given rise to a considerable amount of mystery as to how a need for human life to start again happened such a short while ago ( 250,000 years is a short time when it concerns science) especially when the last known scientific extinction that wiped out dinosaurs happened 65 million years ago.

Are we revamping ourselves?

This also gives rise to a new theory of evolution where the human race breaks down and dies out leaving room for starting again from scratch. Stoeckle further stated that “We’re also surprisingly similar to not just every other human, but every other species. This is definitely a new take on evolution and a very interesting one at that.

We are like birds says DR Stoeckle

Commenting on the study, Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University said ‘If a Martian landed on Earth and met a flock of pigeons and a crowd of humans, one would not seem more diverse than the other according to the basic measure of mitochondrial DNA.”

Doctor Stoeckle added that “culture, life experience and other things can make people very different but in terms of basic biology, we’re like the birds, The ‘mitochondrial DNA’ examined in the research is that which mothers pass down from generation to generation and it showed the ‘absence of human exceptionalism.’

Human evolution has given way to huge diversity

Stoeckle feels that the high population numbers along with wide geographic distribution has led to a greater diversity among humans more than other animal species. ‘At least for mitochondrial DNA, humans turn out to be low to average in genetic diversity.’

What the religious think

As with all studies that create some controversy, this too hasn’t gone down well with certain religious groups who for some reason feel that the study suggested that life indeed was created by the big bang event but that is far from it.

The study has been misunderstood by some religious parties who thought it meant that we all came into being in some seminal Big Bang-typed event 100,000 ago, but this isn’t what the findings actually suggest. Instead, the study points to the fact that as a species, we have to revamp ourselves more than what was previously thought and this is done in unison with all animals.

The concept has been debated before

Interestingly though, the concept of a single primal couple isn’t new. In the issue of genomics (the branch of biology that compares the DNA sequences of different organisms to one another) One evidence stands out as compelling. It is also easily understood by no experts. For example, the human genome contains several defects within it and a majority of these defects have also been found in the chimpanzee genome with identical mutations. The qualitative evidence is easily accepted and understood.

The alternating theory

The second theory which a majority of Christian bodies do not explore is the issue of human sizes in the history of evolution. The question asked here is whether the human race has descended from one ancestral couple in the recent past which of course is a couple of hundred thousand years ago. As C. S Lewis who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia put it sons of Adam and daughters of Eve”? Does the genomic evidence suggest that humans originated form one primal pair? This is more problematic for non specialists to accept for its quantitative nature.

The main debate and who is right?

According to studies that preceded the latest one that humans evolved from one couple, professors of Biology Dennis Venema and Daryl Falk concluded in an article in Biologos that though there were fewer people alive thousands of years ago, humans could not have originated from two people because he human race diverged as a population and early data pointed to such a viewpoint. However, in a complete turnabout Stoeckle and Thaler have sought to prove differently. Perhaps they have just breathed life into Adam and Eve?

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