Skip to comments.Genetics Research Confirms Biblical Timeline
Posted on 01/09/2013 1:57:52 PM PST by fishtank
Genetics Research Confirms Biblical Timeline by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. *
Exciting research from the summer of 2012 described DNA variation in the protein coding regions of the human genome linked to population growth. One of the investigation's conclusions was that the human genome began to rapidly diversify not more than 5,000 years ago.1,2 This observation closely agrees with a biblical timeline of post-flood human diversification. Yet another study, this one published in the journal Nature, accessed even more extensive data and unintentionally confirmed the recent human history described in Genesis.3
Differences in human DNA can be characterized across populations and ethnic groups using a variety of techniques. One of the most informative genetic technologies in this regard is the analysis of rare DNA variation in the protein coding regions of the genome. Variability in these regions is less frequent than the more numerous genetic differences that occur in the non-coding regulatory regions. Researchers can statistically combine this information with demographic data derived from population growth across the world to generate time scales related to human genetic diversification.4
What makes this type of research unique is that evolutionary scientists typically incorporate hypothetical deep time scales taken from the authority of paleontologists or other similar deep-time scenarios to calibrate models of genetic change over time. Demographics-based studies using observed world population dynamics do not rely on this bias and are therefore more accurate and realistic.
In a 2012 Science report, geneticists analyzed DNA sequences of 15,585 protein-coding gene regions in the human genome for 1,351 European Americans and 1,088 African Americans for rare DNA variation.1,2 This new study accessed rare coding variation in 15,336 genes from over 6,500 humansalmost three times the amount of data compared to the first study.3 A separate group of researchers performed the new study.
The Nature results convey a second spectacular confirmation of the amazingly biblical conclusions from the first study. These scientists confirmed that the human genome began to rapidly diversify not more than 5,000 years ago. In addition, they found significant levels of variation to be associated with degradation of the human genome, not forward evolutionary progress. This fits closely with research performed by Cornell University geneticist John Sanford who demonstrated through biologically realistic population genetic modeling that genomes actually devolve over time in a process called genetic entropy.5
According to the Bible, the pre-flood world population was reduced to Noah's three sons and their wives, creating a genetic bottleneck from which all humans descended. Immediately following the global flood event, we would expect to see a rapid diversification continuing up to the present. According to Scripture, this began not more than 5,000 years ago. We would also expect the human genome to devolve or degrade as it accumulates irreversible genetic errors over time. Now, two secular research papers confirm these biblical predictions.
Tomkins, J. 2012. Human DNA Variation Linked to Biblical Event Timeline. Creation Science Update. Posted on icr.org July 23, 2012, accessed December 31, 2012. Tennessen, J. et al. 2012. Evolution and Functional Impact of Rare Coding Variation from Deep Sequencing of Human Exomes. Science. 337 (6090): 64-69.
Fu, W, et al. Analysis of 6,515 exomes reveals the recent origin of most human protein-coding variants. Nature. Published online before print, July 13, 2012.
Keinan, A and A. Clark. 2012. Recent Explosive Human Population Growth Has Resulted in an Excess of Rare Genetic Variants. Science. 336 (6082): 740-743. Sanford, J. C. 2008. Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome, 3rd ed. Waterloo, NY: FMS Publications.
* Dr. Tomkins is a Research Associate and received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Clemson University.
Article posted on January 9, 2013.
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Our oldest common ancestor would be Noah.
What about animal DNA?
Genetically speaking that would be impossible. Are we really suppose to believe that genetics are like rolling the proverbial dice.
OK, you’ve stated an opinion. Are you able to defend it, or otherwise contribute to the conversation? Are you saying that we don’t all share a common ancestor?
“... genetics are like rolling the proverbial dice.”
What’s that even mean? I have no idea what point you’re trying to get across, sincerely.
I think a few ancestors knew how to tread water.
God created the universe - nothing is impossible with God.
Or - do you think everything came into being from nothing and nothing was the catalyst for this event?
That’s much more far-fetched than the Biblical version.
Since Noah himself is a descendant of Adam, the answer would be Adam.
“Of 1.15 million single-nucleotide variants found among more than 15,000 protein-encoding genes, 73% in arose the past 5,000 years, the researchers report.
On average, 164,688 of the variants roughly 14% were potentially harmful, and of those, 86% arose in the past 5,000 years. Theres so many of [variants] that exist that some of them have to contribute to disease, says Akey”
The Flood would represent a genetic choke point and the evidence supports this.
Actually more people can trace their ancestry to Ghengis Kahn.
You might consider the chetah with its genetic sameness from one individual to another.
And not to his father?
“Since Noah himself is a descendant of Adam, the answer would be Adam.”
Right - I should have said our “most recent” common ancestor - I think that would be Noah.
My opinion comes from the WORD. There are two accounts of creation of flesh beings in Genesis. I have no clue who was the first that decided to claim that the accounts which are totally different are just a rehash of the first account. God created and He said it was 'good'.... but then flesh science decided reality would not fit the actual evidence. Then of course there is Peter's account.
But of course God created the universe... He also had Moses pen that flesh beings were created individually... and there were two days at least two thousand years apart according to IIPeter 3 of the formation/creation of flesh bodies.
The Adam was NOT alive until the breath of life which literally means 'soul/spirit intellect' was breathed into his nostrils. Where and when did the Adam's soul get created. Moses does not describe this event, but other places in the WORD it is said that ALLLL souls belong to God. How do souls belong if they are not already in existence?????
The WORD really does tell more than what many allow to have taught.
Is this an image of yourself????
“I think a few ancestors knew how to tread water.”
For forty days and nights? I’ve tread water for fifteen minutes, and that was bad enough.