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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Adam, Eve and the Human Dating Game

People who put their faith in "science" and scientists (such as those seen in the video "Evolution vs. God") face a challenge: Things keep changing. Some pronouncement is made, scientists congratulate themselves on their genius, the media covers it and the crowds go wild.

Then things change. Different criteria are implemented, new technology is utilized, things that were rejected in the past are suddenly important. (Such changes must be an embarrassment for theistic evolutionists and other biblical compromisers!) For example, "Y-chromosome Adam" and "mitochondrial Eve" were alleged to have been many thousands of years apart. Using faulty presuppositions to avoid data that points to biblical sources, the gap between these alleged ancestors from your family tree has narrowed.
Mitochondrial Eve finally meets Y- chromosome Adam (sort of).
Announcing two studies that “re-date ‘Y-chromosome Adam’ and ‘mitochondrial Eve,’ Nature reports, “The Book of Genesis puts Adam and Eve together in the Garden of Eden, but geneticists’ version of the duo—the ancestors to whom the Y chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA of today’s humans can be traced—were thought to have lived tens of thousands of years apart. Now, two major studies of modern humans’ Y chromosomes suggest that ‘Y-chromosome Adam’ and ‘mitochondrial Eve’ may have lived around the same time after all.”
A May-December marriage?
“It has been suggested that the date of our last common maternal ancestor could have been three times older than that of our last common paternal ancestor,” ScienceMagazine reports. Mitochondrial-DNA calculations have typically estimated the last common maternal ancestor of modern humans lived 150,000 to 240,000 years ago. And until now most Y-chromosome calculations have placed the most common male ancestor only 50,000 to 115,000 years ago.
“Adam” and “Eve” reconciled
Stanford population geneticist Carlos Bustamante, using improved technology to sequence the entire Y-chromosome from 69 men scattered across the globe, discovered almost 9,000 previously unknown genetic variations. Using them his team now calculates that humanity’s most recent common male ancestor (MRCA) lived 120,000 to 156,000 years ago. Bustamante’s lab also reassessed humanity’s maternal ancestry, calculating that the female MRCA lived 99,000 to 148,000 years ago. The authors attribute the lower maternal estimate to their exclusion of the “between species”2 (i.e. chimpanzee) data used in most studies to calibrate the mitochondrial DNA-clock. The dates reconciled, they conclude, “Contrary to previous claims, male lineages do not coalesce significantly more recently than female lineages.”
You can finish reading "Circular Reasoning Surrounds Human Origins, but Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day", here.

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