So perhaps Genesis may not be so far fetched after all. . . at least from a scientific point of view. It seems that a group of experts at the Rockefeller University along with from the University of Basel published the extraordinary findings in Human Evolution. The study was led by Senior Research Associate Mark Stoeckle and Research Associate David Thaler of the University of Basel, Switzerland.
I am not foolish enough to believe that science is changing its mind or even ready to settle its mind on the details but such research indicates that the claims of Scripture may not be opposed by all the evidence surveyed. It may not change any minds and I do not expect it too but it does indicate that it is not necessarily true that all science is opposed to Scripture. Christians should wait for science to confirm Scripture before they give heed to its words. Scripture is its own authority. Nevertheless, it is not unpleasant when stories from research scientists may give backdoor support to Scripture's most essential claims with regard to the source of all things living, indeed all things period!All modern humans descended from a solitary pair who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, scientists say. Scientists surveyed the genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals - including humans - from 100,000 different species and deduced that we sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race.These bar codes, or snippets of DNA that reside outside the nuclei of living cells, suggest that it's not just people who came from a single pair of beings, but nine out of every 10 animal species, too. Stoeckle and Thaler, the scientists who headed the study, concluded that ninety percent of all animal species alive today come from parents that all began giving birth at roughly the same time, less than 250 thousand years ago - throwing into doubt the patterns of human evolution.