According to a new study, Humans came from a single couple around 100,000-200,000 years ago.
The Daily Mail:
All modern humans descended from a solitary pair who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, scientists say.
Scientists surveyed the genetic ‘bar codes’ of five million animals – including humans – from 100,000 different species and deduced that we sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race.
These bar codes, or snippets of DNA that reside outside the nuclei of living cells, suggest that it’s not just people who came from a single pair of beings, but nine out of every 10 animal species, too
Stoeckle and Thaler, the scientists who headed the study, concluded that ninety percent of all animal species alive today come from parents that all began giving birth at roughly the same time, less than 250 thousand years ago – throwing into doubt the patterns of human evolution.
‘This conclusion is very surprising,’ Thaler admitted, ‘and I fought against it as hard as I could.’
Of course, they took this opportunity to attack the religious community.
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.
No members of the religious community are claiming that this proves that God exists they are claiming however that the bible is correct when it talks about Adam and Eve.
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