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Scientists: All Modern Humans Descended From A Single Couple Living Up To 200,000 Years Ago

Is this finally proof Adam and Eve existed?

After surveying the genetic codes of five million animals, including humans, from 100,000 different species, scientists from Rockefeller University and the University of Basel have concluded people “sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race.”

Additionally, the snippets of DNA that were studied suggest that nine out of every animal species alive today also came from a single pair of beings.

Research Associates David Thaler and Mark Stoeckle, the scientists who headed the effort, say that humans and animals alike all came into existence at roughly the same time – approximately 250,000 years ago.

Regarding their findings, Stoeckle commented, “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.”

“Culture, life experience and other things can make people very different but in terms of basic biology, we’re like the birds.

“One might have thought that, due to their high population numbers and wide geographic distribution, humans might have led to greater genetic diversity than other animal species. At least for mitochondrial DNA, humans turn out to be low to average in genetic diversity.”

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