The idea is that all humans came from a first couple. Many people don’t think this is possible, but Dr C demolishes one common argument against Adam and Eve: the thought that you can’t get millions of rare variations in the genome if you start with just two people a few thousand years ago. In fact, not only are Adam and Eve an excellent fit for the real-world data, but computer modeling tells us the biblical scenario is a better fit to the data than the evolutionary one.
- Sanford J, Carter R, Brewer W, Baumgardner J, Potter B, and Potter J. 2018. Adam and Eve, designed diversity, and allele frequencies. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, ed. J.H. Whitmore, pp. 200–216. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship. An audio recording of this presentation is also available.
- The Non-Mythical Adam and Eve! Refuting errors by Francis Collins and BioLogos.
- Carter RW. 2019. A successful decade for ‘Mendel’s Accountant’, Journal of Creation 33(2):51–56.
- 1000 Genomes Project