Genetics add a whole new dimension to our understanding of human origins. New issues raised include the astonishing similarity of human and animal DNA, the diversity of DNA within modern human populations, and the recovery of ancient DNA from fossil hominins.
We’ll be looking more carefully at human genetics and how it relates to our origins in the future.
In the mean time, these technical articles on the subject might be of help:
- Todd Wood. 2001. The Human Genome: A Creationist Overview. Impact 335, PDF.
- Todd Wood. 2006. The Chimpanzee Genome and the Problem of Biological Similarity. Occasional Papers of the BSG 7:1-18.
- Todd Wood. 2012. Ancient mtDNA Implies a Nonconstant Molecular Clock in the Human Holobaramin. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B Life Sciences 2:18-26.
- Todd Wood. 2012. Who were Adam and Eve? Scientific reflections on Collins’s Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B Life Sciences 2:28-32.
- Vern Poythress. 2013. Adam Versus Claims from Genetics. Westminster Theological Journal 75:65-82, PDF.
See also these general resources:
- Neandertal Genome, Todd’s Blog
- New Human Species? Todd’s Blog
- Four Women, a Boat, and Lots of Kids, Todd Wood