the discovery of the "mitochondrial Eve", the geneticists in the
documentary had difficulties accepting their own results. They also
seemed to have issues with the name "Eve", as they deemed it
unexplainable for only one woman to be living at that time.
Obviously this intriguing discovery confirms what is written in
Genesis of the Bible concerning Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
The dilemma is that it does not permit enough of an evolutionary
time-scale for humans. In the documentary, the genetic researchers
attempted to float that humans must have been around for much longer
period of time, but due to some catastrophe only one woman survived.
They were compelled to add in scenes of people running from
volcanoes, etc. in an attempt to explain how the population could
have been reduced to only one female and one male. The bottom line
is that the genetic research in the documentary reveals that every
human in the world actually descended from one woman thousands of
two separate studies yield three similar results. First, both
studies conclude that our genetic heritage comes to a dead end
thousands of years ago. Second, both studies trace our
ancestry back to the same location, Africa. Third, both
studies estimate approximately 2,000 generations to the dead end,
the different time frame estimates may be hinged on different
assumptions used in the models of population genetics (6).
Again, the following link may be another example of Creationists attempting to wind the
clock back to the 6,000 year marker: "Regardless of the cause, evolutionists are most concerned about the
effect of a faster mutation rate. For example, researchers have
calculated that "mitochondrial Eve" (the woman whose mtDNA was
ancestral to that in all living people) lived 100,000 to 200,000
years ago in Africa. Using the new clock, she would be a mere 6000
years old" (7).
for thought: Could the Bible story of Cain and Abel be a parable narrating
how Homosapiens killed off the Neanderthals? "Homo sapiens
were farmers, like Cain, while Neanderthals were herdsman, like