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In regard to the Sept. 8 column titled, "Darwin's problem? He was just too biblical," I am a Christian woman and I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Having said that I want to clear up something.
The article refers to "'Mitochondrial Eve,' the woman from whom all humans supposedly descend on their mother's side.'" But Genesis 4:16-24 shows that Adam and Eve were not the only humans on the earth.
I'm not sure where Cain's wife or other wives came from. Scripture does not tell us. However, it is clear that not all humans came from Adam and Eve.
That is a misunderstanding that has been passed down for far too long, and I'm tired of people talking or writing about it.
There has been something that has been hard for me to comprehend. Fast forward to Genesis 9, after the flood that destroyed the entire earth and every person and creature that wasn't on Noah's ark. Noah had three sons, and each had one wife. How all of us came from those three women is a mystery to me.
Furthermore, how all the animals on Earth came from only two of each species remains a mystery to me. However, I never hear or read anyone talking about that.
Maybe before writers start rebutting what it says in the Bible, they should do their homework and read the Bible first.