What if we're not actually descended from apes after all? Billions of people in the developed world have been taught that we are the progressive evolution of random cells, with apes as our closest relation. But what if we've been sold a lie?
Scientists have just made a shocking discovery that all humans come from the same set of original parents. The same goes for each animal species. “This conclusion is very surprising,” David Thaler at the University of Basel said, one of the scientists who led the finding, “and I fought against it as hard as I could.”
Thaler and Mark Stoeckle at Rockefeller University found this out after analyzing DNA “bar codes” of five million animals from 100,000 different species. "The bar codes are snippets of DNA that reside outside the nuclei of living cells – so-called mitochondrial DNA, which mothers pass down from generation to generation," explains Fox News.
Every time the bar code reproduces (with each child), errors happen; that's how scientists can measure the passage of time, by the amount of errors or "diversity" or the bar code.
Stoeckle and Thaler discovered that about 90% of all animal species alive today were born from parents alive at roughly the same time, less than 250,000 years ago. Compared to the billions of evolutionary years and the slow evolution from apes to humans we've been pitched, this is quite a difference.
But, of course, instead of saying that Bible's account of Adam and Eve and Noah's ark are correct, the scientists are now just trying to explain the big blip on the screen while keeping the theory of evolution.
They are trying to answer the question, as Fox titled their article, "Did a mysterious extinction event precede Adam and Eve?" Here, in his usual unabashed manner, Franklin Graham answers their anxious musings.
"The Big Bang theory? Trust me, when God spoke, there was a big bang!" says Graham on Facebook. "Creation. Scientists in the U.S. and Switzerland made what they thought was an astonishing discovery—that all humans alive today are the offspring of a common father and mother. They concluded this by studying DNA 'bar codes.'"
"This is really just science confirming what the Word of God tells us," shares Graham. "Even though science points to the truth of Scripture, they still want to give it an evolutionary spin. God created the first man and the first woman—Adam and Eve. He created the heavens and the earth, and everything in it. God’s Word is true from cover to cover!"
Tens of thousands on Graham's Facebook applauded, with many giving hearty "Amen's" in the comments. One commenter quoted one of the scientists with irony, “'This conclusion is very surprising,' Thaler avers, 'and I fought against it as hard as I could.' Wait a minute: I thought scientists were objective and would always be letting the evidence speak. How could they say were fighting against it? Scientists have presuppositions? You don’t say!"
Another pointed out the implication for the recently popular genetic testing kits: "Yep, all of those 23 and me and ancestry DNA kits should have one common marker."
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