Re: Dating Adam

Terry M. Gray (
Fri, 31 May 1996 10:29:48 -0400

Russ is correct here. We can also recognize a Y-chromosome Adam who
appears to be much younger (under 100,000 years ago) than Eve.

An interesting, but militaristic anti-Christian, essay that discusses
Russ's point can be found on the web at


>To the group:
>Maybe I'm missing something. I thought that whatever date was assigned
>to "Eve" using mitochondrial data would merely indicate that humankind
>is *at least* that old. This "Eve" could have lived any length of time
>after the beginning of our race. No?
>Of course, I *do* get a bit of indigestion when I think of Glenn's
>5.5-mya Noah. But that is another matter.
>e-mail: Home address:
>Russell Maatman 401 Fifth Ave. SE
>Dordt College Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
>Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 Home phone: (712) 722-0421

Terry M. Gray, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Calvin College 3201 Burton SE Grand Rapids, MI 40546
Office: (616) 957-7187 FAX: (616) 957-6501

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