The intersection of biblical studies, genetics, history, genealogy, and geography.
Dr C discusses the famous “Table of Nations” in Genesis chapter 10 and compares it to what we are learning about ancient human history. But most early humans left no trace of their existence and the Bible only explains the origin of people groups within a few hundred miles of Israel.
Dr C talks about what it is like to be a geneticist in today's world. This is the first time in history where we have more 'data' than 'theory'. There is too much data! So be prepared for some of your cherished theories to be contradicted. This is a fun time to be a...
Dr C is at a Christian university and takes the opportunity to speak on issues many theologians have with the book of Genesis. He ends with an encouraging call to remain faithful while studying hard.
Dr C discusses recent claims that the mother of every person alive on earth today lived in southern Africa, in what is now a vast desert. He points out several critical assumptions behind the conclusions and a couple of errors made by the researchers as they attempted to pinpoint the geographic location of the earliest humans.
The fact that ancient DNA exists at all is a minor miracle. And now that we have figured out how to extract it efficiently and sequence it accurately (more or less), we are suddenly able to answer many long-standing historical riddles. Dr. C explains how ancient DNA is revolutionizing our understanding of human history.
Dr. C attempts to explain how only 23,000 genes can manufacture hundreds of thousands of unique proteins in the human body.
Dr. C tries to explain the complexity of the human genome. Problem is, nobody understands it because it is too complex! He compares the genome to a computer operating system, but this quickly gets eclipsed by what he calls the four-dimensional genome.
Dr. C gets himself in hot water as he attempts to dispel some of the myths and misinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. C recounts some fun anecdotes in genetics and history.