The scientific world is shocked at new findings that suggest that all human life descended from just two individuals. Additionally, the same scientific community also claims an event nearly wiped out all humanity about 100,000 years ago.
Of course, this is almost precisely what the Bible describes in both the Creation Story and in the story of Noah’s flood.
Researchers were led by two scientists from the University of Basel in Switzerland, senior research associate Mark Stoechle and research associate David Thaler. These men helped author the study and found that 90% of animals alive today, including humans, came from a single pair of parents less than 250 thousand years ago.
This research means lions came from two lions; gorillas came from two gorillas and elephants came from two elephants. Two by two… it all sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
“The conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could,” Thaler said.
To understand what these finding meant; researchers examined specific genetic markers called “barcodes.” They did not just investigate humans, but also 5 million animals from varying species. This research is exhaustive and far-reaching.
In a time when the world seems to focus on how different we are from one another – culturally, economically, and geographically, it would behoove us to pay attention to what these findings mean.
“At a time when humans place so much emphasis on individual and group differences, maybe we should spend more time on the ways in which we resemble one another and the rest of the animal kingdom,” Dr. Stoeckle said.
The commands found in the Bible to care for the earth and to love one another make so much more sense now, don’t they?