LECTURE SERIES: BIBLICAL HISTORY...... FROM THE BEGINNING
This is a Virtual Meeting. A link will be posted at: mocreation.org
Dr. Robert Carter of Creation Ministries International will present:
ANCIENT DNA VS. THE BIBLE
The existence of DNA in ancient samples was a surprise to the scientific community. DNA should not last thousands of years, under nearly all conditions, so finding it in Neanderthals, mammoths and mastodons, etc. is a real challenge to the old-earth paradigm. However, it also raises questions about biblical history and how ancient people, specifically, relate to the story of mankind given to us in the Bible. Yet, we can learn a lot about how people have moved and mingled in history through ancient DNA studies.
If we properly adjust the carbon dating-based ages, the events can be condensed into the biblical, post-Flood time-frame. We must still be careful when looking for evidence of The Table of Nations (Genesis 10) in the DNA of ancient and modern people, because the history of humanity is complex and the story is just beginning to be told. For example, Native Americans are fairly easy to explain, but places like Europe have been a seething pot of invasion and population replacement since humans first arrived there.
All of this fits the biblical account. Dr. Carter's presentation provides an explanation of how that can be true.