Genetic Decline, Genesis And Incest

Genesis claims that there were exactly two humans in the beginning: Adam and Eve. One of their sons was Cain. Genesis mentions he had a wife. Now where did she come from?

She must logically have been another child of Adam and Eve. But doesn’t Christianity condemn incest for obvious genetic reasons, and very rightly so?

I found a very logical explanation at ChristianAnswers:

Adam and Eve did not have accumulated genetic mistakes. When the first two people were created, they were physically perfect. Everything God made was “very good” (Genesis 1:31), so their genes were perfect—no mistakes! But, when sin entered the world (because of AdamGenesis 3:6, Romans 5:12), God cursed the world so that the perfect creation then began to degenerate, that is, suffer death and decay (Romans 8:22). Over thousands of years, this degeneration has produced all sorts of genetic mistakes in living things.

Cain was in the first generation of children ever born. He (as well as his brothers and sisters) would have have received virtually no imperfect genes from Adam or Eve, since the effects of sin and the Curse would have been minimal to start with (it takes time for these copying errors to accumulate). In that situation, brother and sister could have married with God‘s approval, without any potential to produce deformed offspring.

By the time of Moses (a few thousand years later), degenerative mistakes would have built up in the human race to such an extent that it was necessary for God to forbid brother-sister (and close relative) marriage (Leviticus 18-20).[12] (Also, there were plenty of people on the Earth by then, and there was no reason for close relations to marry.)

This fits very well with the scaringly high mutations numbers observed by Dr. Sanford. and other population geneticists.

It will stay interesting to observe how the discoveries of geneticists shake up the scientific chronology we’ve been told. Watch this: scientists are starting to invent epicycles to save their evolutionist worldview – which can’t survive with the observed high mitochondrial mutation rate – mitochondria mutate more than 10 times faster than standard evolutionist chronology can accept:

Mitochondrial Molecular Clock: alleged temporal variability

(as usual I use the wikipedia to assess the current account of atheist government science).

Like the scholastics I hold that contradictions between Biblical and scientific account must be resolved; that that is the goal of science. We can safely say, this hasn’t happened yet.

 

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4 thoughts on “Genetic Decline, Genesis And Incest”

    1. I’m wondering as well. But a video I recently linked in one of my Genetics and Neandertal posts mentioned that in some caves in Israel they found bones of Neandertals and African Homo together so that was the place where the mix happened, where the two races met. So there’s a special meaning to the area.

      Also: How does Gilgamesh epos fit into it? How the “Egg Of Brahma” creation myth (which sounds a lot like the Big Bang)? Notice Brahma = Abraham…

      And while we’re at Hindu: The Vedas talks about the decline of humanity through the ages… They believe in cycles. Each human race is followed by a lesser one. No automatic upward development in their view… which again agrees with the devastating flood of mutations…

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  1. “By the time of Moses (a few thousand years later), degenerative mistakes would have built up in the human race to such an extent that it was necessary for God to forbid brother-sister (and close relative) marriage (Leviticus 18-20).[12] (Also, there were plenty of people on the Earth by then, and there was no reason for close relations to marry.)
    This fits very well with the scaringly high mutations numbers observed by Dr. Sanford. and other population geneticists.

    I find this being a very sad view of the world. In this case comes the question as to why was man made not so perfect as to stay perfect? If he was truly perfect he should have had some genetic protection mechanism that would help make him keep the perfection? Why to allow the degeneration of the race to it?
    For the Big Bang theory – as said I assume it is completely wrong, attributing the red shift to speed when there may be other reasons – see also your post about the Earth as center of the universe.
    I would rather think that we still have much to learn and are not so close as we think of understanding the universe, just my 2 cents.

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    1. I don’t find it SAD – what I would find much more sad is my PERSONAL mortality.

      The question of whether there is the automatic up-development proposed by evolutionists or whether all complex organisms deteriorate as would be expected by 2nd law of thermodynamics is of intellectual interest – not a matter of personal sadness. For me at least. We have witness of enormous achievements in the past – the Pyramids, Ankor Wat and the Easter Isle statues form three of the five points of a 5-pointed star around the Earth, not on the equator but on a Grosskreis, a full circumference as long as the equator but slanted against it. This points to an early global civilisation. (Ankor Wat is young but built on much older layers of temples.)

      Their gone. That doesn’t make me sad. It intrigues me.

      “If he was truly perfect he should have had some genetic protection mechanism that would help make him keep the perfection? ”

      We do have lots of repair mechanisms. Just not quite enough to stay on top of the game. This starts to look like a designed feature. A race with a best-by date.

      Why would God not make us perfect? The most perfect being he CREATED, the most beautiful and wise of his creations rebelled against him and wanted to replace him; we know him as Satan. And a third of the angels flipped to his side; these are the fallen angels.

      Looks like you get into a whole lot of trouble when you create a perfect or near-perfect being… I guess we will see a lot of that as well as we start to manipulate genoms ourselves! Oh and of course the Technological Singularity… This is going to be exciting!

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