Thursday, February 2, 2012

Genesis 2:21-23

Genesis 2:21-23

Here we see the creation of the first woman; Eve. What makes thus particularly interesting it that if you remove a rib while leaving the periosteum; a membrane around the rib, it will grow back. This fact supports the historical nature of the Biblical account since it is not likely that a 1st or 2nd millennium B.C. writer would know about this fact or even more unlekely make the right choice by chance.

The genesis accountof the orgin of man is also supported by genetic evidence. In the form of mitochondrial DNA which shows that the entire human race is descended from one woman. In the original study they even referred to her as Mitochondrial Eve. They dated her to 100,000 - 200,000 years ago based on evolutionary assumptions however direct mesurments of mitochondrial DNA mutation rates date her at 6,000-10,000 years which is consistent with the Biblical account.

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