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If Adam and eve where the first two humans here then wouldntthey have had to eventually start interbreeding at some point ?

i mean for the popluation to be this size to come from two humans that is until the biblical floods happen then wouldnt they have to start interbreeding
at some point and if so how can our genes be diffrent ?

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When Adam and Eve were created they were perfect. After their sin they lost perfection and they and their bodies began to deteriorate. It took a long time for that to totally take place. That is why people lived for 900 years back then. Interbreeding didn't have the same bad effects because the bodies were healthier back then. When the Mosaic Law was instituted incest was mad taboo.

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Good answer Jenni. I no longer need to answer! :)
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Back then they could have around 20 kids, so.. And god changed the languages and skin colors

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You mean inbreeding?? They weren't brother and sister

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Not brother and sister... like how did the population come to this size from two humans without imbreeding their younger ones.
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They weren't brother and sister, but their children were.
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Ding, ding,ding!! Candybar is correct:(). She knew where I was going
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There were other people shown by when Cain (or was it Abel) was exiled and started a family so there would have to be other people. Also over time our genes would become very different as different people in different environments adapt (skin tone changes etc.).

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genes wouldn't have adapted for environmental reasons, as quickly as mutations would show up due to inbreeding of Adam/Eve's children.
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Very true, but inbreeding might not have been a problem so long ago.
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I'm sorry I don't have a fo sho answer, but that's kinda what I thought...like their kids would have to inbreed...:/

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But the bible only mentions two boys born, and then women come into the world so clearly the bible left out some things about this story.
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The Bible mentions some of Adam and Eve's other children. You can read about these in the book of Genesis chapters 4 and 5.
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I didn't see other children mentioned the first time around but I will check again! Thanks!
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After they had kids, their kids would have I think.... the bible's just confusing like that. That's why it's best not taken completely seriously. Especially since no version these days says exactly what it said back then due to mis-translation.

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Out in Wyoming or Utah or that area there are certain small religious groups that actually will pay outsiders to procreate with some females for diversity because the religion is comprised of a single of couple of related families.

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Incest and interbreeding has always been a part of civilization. The Bible is full of such stories.

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Remember that originally they were perfect. After they sinned they began to die. Of course because they were created in a perfect form, they lived very long lives. The imperfect results from inbreeding (which we would manifest) were not affecting them at that time. Same as with Noah & family. If we today tried to reproduce with relatives, the offspring would be detrementally affected.

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That's how it started.

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Genetic evidence shows that humans descended from a group of several thousand individuals who lived about 150,000 years ago, if genetic drift is any indication. This conflicts with the traditional view that all humans descended from a single pair who lived about 10,000 years ago. While Genesis 2-3 speaks of the pair Adam and Eve, Genesis 4 refers to a larger population of humans interacting with Cain. One option is to view Adam and Eve as a historical pair living among many 10,000 years ago, chosen to represent the rest of humanity before God. Another option is to view Genesis 2-4 as an allegory in which Adam and Eve symbolize the large group of ancestors who lived 150,000 years ago. Yet another option is to view Genesis 2-4 as an "everyman" story, a parable of each person's individual rejection of God.
http://biologos.org/questions/evolution-and-the-fall
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In the field of human genetics, Mitochondrial Eve refers to the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of modern humans. In other words, she was the woman from whom all living humans today descend, on their mother's side, and through the mothers of those mothers and so on, back until all lines converge on one person. Because all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is generally passed from mother to offspring without recombination, all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in every living person is directly descended from hers by definition. Mitochondrial Eve is the female counterpart of Y-chromosomal Adam, the patrilineal most recent common ancestor, although they lived thousands of years apart, according to genetic drift experts.
Current thinking is that there have been several bottleneck events, where the breeding population of humans became substantially smaller at some point. However, the original genetic mutation causing Homo sapiens must have occurred in a relatively small number of individuals, five or less. Genetic information seems to indicate that we all descended from a genetic Eve.

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With life spans of over 900 years for the first human beings, this easily gave adequate time for multiple children and these dozens of generations of the children of Adam and Eve to have their children's children who had children and so on. These children had children who became Adam and Eve's grand children, great grandchildren, and on and on.

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The problem with that is the lack of genetic diversity. If eve was made from Adam, they would have the same DNA. This lack of genetic diversity would cause birth defects and eventually the human race would die out long before now.
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jjjjj.....I know you're talking, but I don't hear anything! Lol
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Strawberry.....just wanted to pop in and say hi and good answer ! :)
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The story of Adam and Eve is just a theological metaphore, not a real event. According to Evolution, our ancestors were animals(they weren't 2!) and they evolved to what we are today.

( http://adviserinmathphysics.blogspot.com )

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Why yes, but you have to remember that when God created them He said that it was "very good" (Genesis 1:31). At the time of creation, we had no mistakes in our genes, and therefore we wouldn't have had any problem with inbreeding. After Adam sinned, everything went down hill. "Cursed is the ground for your sake..." (Genesis 3:17). That would have given rise to many problems. Adam lived 900 years and would have had many kids, his kids would have had many kids, and so on, and then it started all over again with the eight people on Noah's Ark. The people groups were separated at the Tower of Babel, which is where the languages and distinct cultures came from. There are many theories as to where skin color came from. But it wasn't until the time of Moses in Leviticus 18 that God said it was wrong to marry a close relative. By that time, there would have been so many mistakes in our genes that marrying a close relative would have been detrimental. God didn't say that just to say that, He said it for our good. (See Comments)

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Besides, there were enough people on the planet by now that it was also unnecessary. We can see the consequences of disobeying this by observing what Charles Darwin did - he married his first cousin and had ten kids. Seven of these ten kids died early because of health problems caused by this inbreeding - it would have been very different at the time of creation. Our genes are actually not that different, only 0.02% between all the groups of the world. In fact, our genes are so similar that even secular scientists have to admit that we all came from two people - who knew, right? Although their ideas of these two people differ greatly from the creation model, this particular aspect proves - by operational science - that the Bible is accurate.

Pray this helps. God bless. - Zack
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Where do you come up with this? You're bending the facts to support your fables.
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Prove your statements, jjjjjjjjjjj13.
Zack if you are pulling some things out of thin air, it injures the credibility of yourself, and of your fellow Christians, at least, on this site, but I'm pretty sure you're not, having read your profile. But one word, to the wise, is sufficient. Thanks!
Frank
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Yeah, sorry. I was referring to the results of the human genome project - I'm acutally kind of suprised that you two didn't realize that. Anyways, here's a link to the projects website, particularly the part about there only being one race. http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/elsi/minorities.shtml It was because of this project that secularists had to abandon Darwin's ideas about some people groups - particularly the Australian Aborigenes and the African Negros - being less evovled "than the superior white race." As for Adam and Eve, there's still a battle going on between who they were, when they lived, and if they lived together. Evolutionists have their own version of Adam and Eve, saying they lived thousands of years apart, but they agree that they are the parents of the human race. Here's a link to who evolutionists say are the real Adam and Eve. http://www.wikipedia.org/search-redirect.php?family=wikipedia&search=mitochondrial+eve&language=en&go=++%E2%86%92++&go=Go http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-chromosomal_Adam
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That's what proves this story false. The people who wrote the bible knew nothing of modern science, and actually thought it was possible. It wasn't their fault, they just weren't as advanced as us.

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Read my answer down below.
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If they were the first two, it is possible that they did not inbreed if others came after them but not from them. However, genetic studies indicate that all homo sapiens come from a single woman in Africa, so it seems that there was indeed some inbreeding. Inbreeding actually used to be quite common, as it was the only way to keep royal blood "pure." It simply increases the chance of recessive defects occurring, but if those defects had not yet occurred then they recessive genes wouldn't be present and therefore could not be reproduced.

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Best answers I've found:
Catholic, go to:
www.catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php?topic=3420582.45.wap2
Non-Catholic, go to:
www.principlesforlife.org/2012/03/25/where-did-cain-get-his-wife/
Just the first two replies in the Catholic one are recommended.
The Protestant one is very Scriptural. Both are short.
Hope this helps.
Good question! Glad you asked it!
Frank

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