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DNA research confirms Adam and Eve

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painted by Mich3langelo between 1511 and 1512 on the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel in Rome.

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painted by Michelangelo between 1511 and 1512 on the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel in Rome.

In a newly released documentary, The Genetics of Adam and Eve, Dr Georgia Purdom of Answers in Genesis (AIG) says there is compelling genetic evidence showing that humans are direct descendants of one man and one woman as the Bible records.

Before joining AIG, Purdom, who has a PhD in genetics from Ohio State University, was a biology professor and wrote a number of published papers in scientific journals including Journal of Neuroscience, and the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.

Purdom says those who believe in millions of years of evolution dismiss the story of Adam and Eve as little more than a myth. They believe that humans can not have descended from a single man and woman as the Bible states insisting instead humans have multiple contributors to our genetic code.

In her documentary, Purdom looks at the findings of geneticist Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson.

Also a Christian, Jeanson, who has a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University, has used his expertise in the field of genetics to prove Adam and Eve’s existence.

Jeanson agrees with other secular geneticists who through their study of the human genetics conclude humans are descendants of a single “Genetic Adam and Eve.”

They came to this conclusion after sequencing the Y chromosomes of 69 men from different cultures around the world and doing the same for the mitochondria DNA of 29 women. The male Y chromosome is passed down identically from father to son and the DNA in the mitochondria, which is the energy source of our cells, is only passed down through women.

Evolutionary geneticists believe the two lived around the same time about a 150,000 years ago,  However, in her article, Genetic ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ Uncovered on Live Science, Tia Ghose writes, “Despite their overlap in time, ancient “Adam” and ancient “Eve” probably didn’t even live near each other, let alone mate.”

For evolutionists the thought those two met up and had kids is cringe worthy because it’s eerily Bible-like.

While Jeanson not only disagrees on the pair’s marital status, he also disagrees with the study’s assumption they lived about 150,000 years ago.

Jeanson argues if these “Genetic Adam and Eve” are as old as evolutionists claim then the diversity in human gene code would be much greater than what it actually is.

The math, he says, just doesn’t add up. In fact, an earlier genetic study in 2005 pegged Genetic Adam and Eve to about 60,000 years ago, a number that Jeanson also thinks is too high.

In an interview with Christian News Network, Purdom states:

“One of the most compelling genetic evidences for an original human couple created by God is mitochondrial DNA research done by creation geneticist, Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson. He clearly shows that the common human female ancestor of us all (biblical Eve) lived within the biblical timeframe of several thousand years ago.”

Purdom also adds:

“Genetics clearly shows that humans and chimps do not share a common ancestor. There are many, many differences in their DNA that completely undermine the possibility of a shared ancestry only a few million years ago.”



  1. Could you link some of their scientific publications please? I couldn’t find anything in the databases. Also, I believe Dr. Purdom never received a professorship, but is a lecturer at a private, Christian university.


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