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Adam and Eve (1640s) by Jacob Jordaens.

Do Adam and Eve Fit into the Evolutionary Story?


The common male and female ancestors of human beings are popularly known as “Genetic Adam” and “Genetic Eve.”  A study conducted by researchers at the University of Sheffield claims all men can trace their origins to one male ancestor, ‘Adam’, who lived approximately 209,000 years ago. This places ‘Adam’ within the same time frame as ‘Eve’ - the ‘mother of all women’ – and provides evidence for the existence of a prehistoric ‘Adam and Eve.’

Dr. Eran Elhaik and Dr. Dan Graur used conventional biological models to discover the period when a common male ancestor, 'Adam,' lived. Their results place his lifetime in a period much earlier than previously believed - previous research determined that ‘Adam’ lived 135,000 years ago.

Painting from Manafi al-Hayawan (The Useful Animals), depicting Adam and Eve. From Maragh in Mongolian Iran.

Painting from Manafi al-Hayawan (The Useful Animals), depicting Adam and Eve. From Maragh in Mongolian Iran. (Public Domain)

Adam’s identity was discovered through the analysis of the Y chromosome. This is a set of genes passed down nearly intact from father to son, meaning mutations present in the chromosome can be used to trace back the male lineage to the father of all men. David Poznik has explained that the term ‘Genetic Adam’ is misleading, however, because this ancestral man was not solitary – other men also existed during his time, their Y chromosomes were just lost over time as their male lineages died out.

The results of this study also contradict claims that the human Y chromosome originated in a different species which came about through interbreeding. The findings show that 'Adam's’ existence was in the same timeframe as 'Eve's.’ As Dr. Elhaik said,

“It is obvious that modern humans did not interbreed with hominins living over 500,000 years ago. It is also clear that there was no single 'Adam' and 'Eve' but rather groups of 'Adams and Eves' living side by side and wandering together in our world.”

The X and Y chromosomes, also known as the sex chromosomes.

The X and Y chromosomes, also known as the sex chromosomes. (NIH Image Gallery)

It is worth noting that the genetic ‘Adam and Eve’ are not the same as the biblical Adam and Eve. Genetic studies show there was a common ancestor for all men and a common ancestor for women – but these were not the first humans to walk the earth. Really, they were just two out of thousands of people, but they are set apart because their unbroken male or female lineages continue until today. It’s also worth mentioning that it is extremely unlikely the genetic Adam and Eve ever met, let alone mated.

The study was published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

‘Adam and Eve in paradise (The Fall)’ (1533) by Lucas Cranach the elder.

‘Adam and Eve in paradise (The Fall)’ (1533) by Lucas Cranach the elder. (Public Domain)

Top Image: Adam and Eve (1640s) by Jacob Jordaens. Source: Public Domain

By April Holloway



I question the value of this article, I just didn’t gain anything from it.

I do question both evolution and creation. Anybody got other ideas? I thought not. Why can we not just accept that there are some questions that do not have answers as many have asked but have had no reply since man came into being. So just give up already.

When analyzing ancient literature you have to do it in reference to the period it was written. The Bible was written 2000 years ago. Common man did not have a context for science yet. So when an entity spoke to man he may not have understood the complete meaning. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. This easily could have meant that we are formed from the compounds found in the earth which we are. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. This could mean that man was created in a unique DNA image. With new techniques we can today create synthetic life forms. If we ever get around to creating a sentient life form how will we explain to them how they were created? You were created to live, die and pay taxes?

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Both creation and evolution are correct as you will discover from my research. Adam and Eve, as mentioned in the Bible, were created during a breeding experiment around 7,800 years ago. Lillith was a reject from said breeding experiment due to her insolence.

Tetraploid humans did these breeding experiments because they wanted a race of human beings that would be subservient and obey "God”, their tetraploid human master. They could not have a race of humans that would overwhelm them and kill them off in the future. 

The tetraploid humans created several different versions of human beings and chose the Semitic peoples for their administrators. They even created a higher level caste version for kings and queens known as “divine right to rule”. These were humans who were devoid of rhesus monkey genetics or RH- blood. The end game of the tetraploid humans is to destroy all goyim (humans who were not genetically modified) on Earth such that only the human beings remain as they would obey "God”, their tetraploid human master.

Read more about these ancient breeding experiments:

William H. Bradhaw, Dipl. T, CPIM

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April Holloway is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient Origins. For privacy reasons, she has previously written on Ancient Origins under the pen name April Holloway, but is now choosing to use her real name, Joanna Gillan.

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