The Genetics of Adam and Eve: What Modern Genomics Reveals (and Doesn’t Reveal) About Human Origins

Do humans share common ancestors with other species? Were Adam and Eve a historic couple who were the sole ancestors of all humans? While modern comparative genomics has revealed a wealth of information about our origins, it also fails to address key theological questions of concern to evangelical Christians. This lecture will explore the current state of the evidence within human genomics, and offer suggestions on how science can inform evangelical theological reflection on these topics.