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Is it true adam and eve werent the first people.

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Of course they weren't- Genesis is just a story, based on older myths. It is biologically impossible for the human race to have come from a single mating pair.

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exactly. and because this is the only explanation for life on earth at the current time, it disproves the theory of creationism, as this evidence supports evolutionism, which contradicts creationism.
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things werent like that back then, ppl married within families all the time, and they didnt have near as many birth defects as we do nowadays. whether it was from their healthier diets or God helping them populate the Earth idk.
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Uh, no. They had more birth defects then- the infant mortality rate was huge. Diet has little to do with genetic defects.

It is genetically impossible for the variability in the genome we see today to have come from two people- even without the inbreeding issue the mutation rate would have had to be so high it would have degraded the genome entirely.
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Wow.....I wish I hadn't come across this question, I didn't know so many could be so blind to the facts. I'm only hoping it's because it's Sunday :( Oh, btw star Kitten.
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I know- the biologist in me cringes just reading some of this stuff.
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all im gonna say is anything is possible with God. the very word "impossible" says "i'm possible" and im only possible because God made Adam n Eve, then they and their offspring populated the earth. im done arguing about senseless things now. i hope u have a good life.
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Never happened. Just because you don't understand science does not make the answer magic, kid.
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According to the Bible they are.

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Actually the Bible doesn't state that they were the first, they are just the first mentioned(Because they created Sin)
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its says in Genesis 2:4 "this is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens?and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground?the Lord God made formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."
verse 18 "the Lord God said, 'it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable helper for him.'"
verse 20 "so the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found."

that proves Adam was the first man. then God made the first woman, Eve.
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That just proves some primitive people believed that. It is scientifically impossible.
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I believe it.that they were

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Actually the Bible doesn't state that they were the first, they are just the first mentioned(Because they created Sin)
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nope! they got here first...;-)

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Adam and Eve were the first human beings to be created by God in his own image.

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Actually the Bible doesn't state that they were the first, they are just the first mentioned(Because they created Sin)
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They were the 1st ppl on earth

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They were here first.

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Actually the Bible doesn't state that they were the first, they are just the first mentioned(Because they created Sin)
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hamm2218
They were the first. adam was the first man, and eve the first woman
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I didn't say they weren't, I just said the Bible didn't state anywhere, never even hinted that they were the first.
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Yes he did
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Ok, find the scripture, and type it EXACTLY as stated. Also, tell me the verse, I have read the Bible multiple times, and NEVER came across a verse that read 'Adam and Eve were the first humans to walk the Earth' or anything like that.
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Its in the section when god starts to make creation. Sorry i dont have my bible with me
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Adam and eve could physically not have been the first humans unless their parents were less evolved humans, which proves creationism false. see some of my later comments for exact details.
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well, then you cannot say it exists, it doesn't say anywhere, I have a Bible next to me, and have been reading it since the beginning of this question, it says no where about them being the first humans.
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@Mt, as I said, they probably weren't the first humans, basically 'less evolved humans' is what you said.
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Will everyone has a diffrent opinion. :)
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i am not saying that the bible required them to be the first humans, i am saying that it is implied that they were the first if you wish to stick to the bible's tale of events.
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You guys can't really have different opinions on a factual matter. One of you is right, and the rest are wrong.
Also, I'm fairly certain that the first 2 people would not name themselves. There would be no need for it.
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Not everyone belives in the same thing, so everyone has a diffrent opinion
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Right, but only 1 person's opinion is correct.
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But how do you know who is right if everyone belives differnt
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Well, scientifically, we can find that Adam and Eve were not the first people, for several reasons.

1. The first people would be without names
2. Language would not take shape for quite a while
3. The first generation of human would most likely be very dark
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hamm2218
But i belive in God more than science
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There is no reasoning with a man who will denote evidence to make himself right in his own eyes.
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hamm2218
Theres nothing wrong with beliving God more then science, i always have and i always will
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There is, when you believe it without reason.
Now, I would believe your religion, if anyone could show me evidence supporting it.
A reasonable person, believes what can be demonstrated to them.
If you don't accept science, you are denoting what has been presented to you. Which is ludicrous.
If you look at proof of science and say "that's not real" you are not being reasonable, and are beyond help.
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Well i guess im not being reasonable because i still belive God over science
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That's correct.
You're not being reasonable.
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Yup
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No they are the first

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there were troglodytes at the same time some call them cave man

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No one truly knows.

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If you look in the Bible (if you aren't Christian or don't believe in God it may not say it) it says they are and that's what Christians believe most of the time
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I realize it's a belief, and can appreciate your faith.
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They are the first people on the Earth it is in the Bible although some scientists don't believe that

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Actually the Bible doesn't state that they were the first, they are just the first mentioned(Because they created Sin)
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actually, the bible states that they would HAVE to have been the first people on earth, as he crated the world in "7 Days", and that implies that they would have had to have been the first people, as no one else could have existed before them.
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The Bible NO WHERE hinted or stated that they were the first, just because he created the heavens and the earth in 7 days, doesn't meant they weren't created within the first 3, more people could have been born/created before them.
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Whoa guys chill.. I think the Bible says they are the first ones on Earth but if you believe they aren't the first people that's ok you can believe that its your opinion
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I fully believe in God and the Bible, it just no where says they were the first, they could have been, never said they weren't, the Bible mentioned them 2 first, so automatically people assume they are the first two ever.
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and your saying that the first people on earth managed to mature enough that they could reproduce, and then reproduce completely, in a mere 7 days. and that's if a god created them at the same time as he "separated the light from the darkness". it's physically impossible. they would have had to be the first humans, but since they needed a mother and father, they couldn't have been, unless their parents were less evolved versions of themselves, which proves evolution, and due to the fact that evolution and creationism contradict each other, by proving that evolution is true, by process of elimination, creationism has to be false.
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NO scientist believes Adam and Eve were the first people- the vast majority of us realize they never existed and it's just a story.
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Erm, no, Scientists believe it is a story, though the vast majority of humans believe they were the first people, you are saying it completely backwards....
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I am a scientist. I don't have a single colleague who thinks that story is real- it's a metaphor. It's not even an original story- it's a retelling of a portion of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh.

There is zero evidence "Adam and Eve" ever existed and it is genetically impossible for all humans to have come from a single mating pair.
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And FYI- Christians make up just under a third if the world. That's not a "vast majority".
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I completely agree with skeptikitten, it truly is impossible for the entire race of humans to have come from only two, and, as the story states, they only had two children, both sons. the human race would not be able to reproduce had this actually occurred, as no two males are capable of reproducing with each other, humans require a member of the opposite sex to mate. also, it would mean that Adam and eve would have been the children of less-evolved humans, and given the time ratio of the bible, they would have had to evolved and completely matured after only a few days, which means that this entire story is untrue.
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look guys I was just answering a question in my opinion and I know u guys were too its
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It's a story, like many others which try to explain why people are here. So I'm saying that the odds are it is not true, any more than the other stories are true, since we know where humans came from and we also know that people make up stories.

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Actually the Bible doesn't state that they were the first, they are just the first mentioned(Because they created Sin)
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Sorry for some reason that didn't post on the right comment :/
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No...if that was the case Adam must have some magic sperm to create all these races.

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Well, that's not necessarily true. I don't believe the story of adam and eve...but humans like the common snake, can change to suit climate landscape and diet.
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Yes...its called evolution. Adapting to the environment from migration.
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So, he wouldn't need "magic sperm".
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helixaqua
There's just two things though...6,000 years ( the age believers sadly think the Earth is) is not enough time for that...plus Adam and Eve never existed.
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I know. That's not what I'm arguing.
I'm just saying, an original man would not need magic sperm to state the great amount of races.
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I think you meant to say *YES. "It is true that A&E weren't the first people"
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Actually the effects of inc3st would put an end to the human race after a few generations, to many deformations would occur...so he WOULD need magic sperm.
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Not to mention that a single mating pair could never produce the variety we see today even with mutation.
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Actually, Science shows that "Ötzi the Iceman" is actually one of the first Human beings, as his DNA can be traced back to have existed for over 5,300 years, where as Adam and Eve as mentioned in the bible are only to have reached earth 5,000 years ago, in the year 3,000 b.c.e.

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Modern humans date back 200,000 years. I don't know where you got your information.
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Personally, I don't think they were the first people, but that depends on your religious beliefs. So that means most people who answer this will say they were.

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Read the Bible and then believe it.

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Or you can choose to NOT believe it, as there might not be enough evidence for someone to believe it simply by reading the bible. you cannot tel someone, "If you read this book, then you HAVE to believe it". i personally have read the bible once or twice and do not believe that they were the first people alive at all, there is absolutely NO evidence to back up the claim that they were the first people alive. humans would have had to evolve out of single-celled organisms, so that they could reproduce. they would also have needed a mother and father, and if they were the first then that could not physically happen, unless their parents were less evolved versions of them.
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PurpleTiger isnt saying "u haveta believe it" u can choose to believe it or not. i personally do. u say theres no evidence, but the bible is enough evidence for me. this is where faith comes in. faith that the word of God is true. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we so not see" Hebrews 11:1
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"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we so not see"

And for what reason do I need faith for?
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Yes they were the FIRST people here. However God could have created more afterwards. Or else all these racea wouldnt be here.

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Evolution, nuff said

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Adam and Eve were probably founding peoples from when two tribes joined. It is common in old histories. Read the illustrated books by David Rohl if you are not too young.

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I think so. I think evolution exists but it is Gods choice to evolve something. Perhaps Adam and Eve were the first 'people' as we are today he evolved. I don't think it would be possible if they were the only two people at the time.

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They weren't the first creation. But they were the first Humans.

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No, they were just the first guests at the Eden Motel

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Dafauq? That's the only thing to say .... Dafauq...
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That's right Tony, they had the only room that overlooked the apple orchard.
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According to the bible Adam and Eve were the first people. But there is no way to truly prove that. All you can do is have faith. We will all find out one day. I'd rather have faith than have no faith.

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((((Replenish)))) ======And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28 KJV)

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Adam is called the "first man" (1 Corinthians 15:45). This is inconsistent with the idea that God created men before Adam. Genesis 2:5-8, however, says quite plainly that before God created "the man whom He had formed," the very same man which He placed in the garden, there were no men upon the earth to cultivate the ground. God created Eve for Adam because he was alone, there was no one else like him around ("It is not good for the man to be alone.. but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him" Genesis 2:18, 20). Adam named his wife "Eve" "because she was the mother of all the living" (Genesis 3:20).

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Like most of the Old Testament, the stories are symbolic. I believe that Adam and Eve was symbolic of 'mankind', not literally 2 people.

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Adam and eve were gods people. The world was full of heathens. Either cain & able commited incest or bread with the indeganouse population.

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back then it wasnt incest. ppl married into their families all the time n strangely enough they didn't have near as many birth defects as we have today.
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Read up. It was frowned upon. Considered a sin.
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Like I said- they had more birth defects. Those infants simply died then or were stillborn.

And it's "bred" and "indigenous".
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And "Abel". Good grief.
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You were talking to my 11 yr old. Sorry
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They were the first people to walk the earth according to religion.

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No, that's a bible story and its false. Don't believe hokey sounding religious nonsense. We came about from a naturally occurring biochemical process called evolution. The science is fascinating and explains our origins scientifically.

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Adam and Eve were the first humans created, God said it I believe it thats all there is to it.

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No, they were.

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Yes they were the first ones here the bible says so. The reason there are different races could be because of a mutation it happens or simply because God let it be that way. Or you can believe the scientific way of how environments changed the skin colors and eyes and hair

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Adam and Lilith, no that doesn't look right, let me think, Aaah try Adam and Eve , yeah that looks better, go with that.

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I'm rather fond of the Lilith story. A shame they removed it.
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Yes, it didn't make the cut . It was about a strong female, can't have that.
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Haha so true
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Adam and Eve were the FIRST human pair according to the Bible. However, the heaven and earth were created first. (Genesis 1:1) God created Adam and Eve perfect and purposed that all humankind descend from them. (Genesis 1:28; 3:20) Adam was the first human creature. The Hebrew term ’a·dham? is also properly translated “man,” “earthling man,” and “mankind.” Eve, the first woman, was Adam’s wife. We can believe that all of us descended from the same original parents (Acts 17:26)

“Science now corroborates human beings of all races are . . . descended from the same first man.”—Heredity in Humans (Philadelphia and New York, 1972), Amram Scheinfeld, p. 238.
“The Bible story of Adam and Eve, father and mother of the whole human race, told centuries ago the same truth that science has shown today: that all the people of the earth are a single family and have a common origin.”—The Races of Mankind (New York, 1978), Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish, p. 3.

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First, let us review the key elements in the account of the creation of the first man. Regarding Adam, the Bible says: "Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul." (Genesis 2:7) Is this statement scientifically credible? The book Nanomedicine states that the human body is made up of 41 chemical elements. These basic elements, carbon, iron, oxygen, and others, are all present in the "dust" of the earth. What of the description in Genesis that Eve was fashioned from Adam's rib? (Genesis 2:21-23) Before dismissing the account as myth or fantasy, consider the following facts: In January 2008, scientists in California, U.S.A., produced the world?s first mature cloned human embryos from adult skin cells. In fact, using similar techniques, scientists have cloned at least 20 animals. The most famous of these, Dolly the sheep, was cloned in 1996 from the mammary gland of an adult sheep.


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