If we all come from adam and eve why do we have different races?

Does that mean that adam was black or eve was chinese, how do you christians explain this? And please dont say that the bible.is not to be taken literally because that would negate your whole religion

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  • 9 years ago
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    I'll discuss this question from the point of Adam and Eve and using skin color as an example. (Even though there are many traits that are characteristic of races, but the same reasoning would explain any difference.)

    If Adam and Eve both had mixture of dominant and recessive genes for skin color they would have a medium color of skin.

    Some of their children would have gotten a mixture of dominant and recessive genes, making them also have a middle shade of skin.

    Some, however, would have gotten dominant genes from both parents, making them have dark skin and others would inherit recessive genes from both parents, making them have light skin.

    If some of these people were to begin to congregate together with others who looked like themselves, and begin to migrate to other areas of the world, then races would quickly emerge.

    For example, if two people with dominant genes were to have children, then they could only have children with dominant genes since that is what both parents had. If they moved to a new region, there would be a race of dark-skinned people that would develop in that area.

    Other factors also would cause the division of races in different areas, but I hope you get the idea.

    The link below will take you to an article that explains it in more detail.

  • Elijah
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    9 years ago

    Scientific studies have shown that differences among living things are, basically, a matter of genetics. Adam and Eve had all the prerequisite genes for all the varieties of races/skin tones as well as the various features. It is said Adam and Eve could have been dark skinned to begin with, as light skin tone typically comes from dark. Note that we are all "brown"... we are simply different shades.

    Now, suppose a group of people were isolated geographically from the rest of the human family. Certain characteristics among those people would become stronger, or “dominant,” throughout the group’s descendants. Eventually a new “race” would develop, yet it would remain human.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    perchance there have been more beneficial than one Adam and Eve. some paleoanthropologists postulate that humanity originated at countless places, and, ultimately interbred as migrations occured. by the way, many modern-day anthropologists argue that the concept of race does not extremely exist, in words of biology. They discuss that different positive houses that % out one race from yet another will be defined by straightforward organic and organic variety. A those who lives jointly for most generations, interbreeding for millenia are sure to percentage genetic similarities, an analogous as relatives contributors many times percentage certain seen features. for this reason, Asians have a tendency to look like different Asians, Africans have a tendency to look like different Africans, Caucasions look like others, and so on. the actual incontrovertible fact that different races CAN interbreed and make little ones PROVES that human beings are, biologically, an analogous. Take the social gathering of horses. there are countless breeds of horses, and, for sure, those breeds have a tendency to percentage the features that % out that breed. yet no human being makes claims that there are diverse "races" of horses. What we, now call a subset of human beings, as a "race" will be extra wisely defined as a "breed." and what's breeding yet familial ties the position certain features are, both inspired by synthetic ability, or, in simple terms, allowed to happen because of geographical area?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Evolution does not disprove the bible or God but only someones theological interpretation. On the idea of whether there is a God or not, good science yet remains neutral. Since God is tracing genes in the bible, doesn't that mean that God new about evolution before science? Does Genesis 30:39 where Jacob is dealing with the flocks of sheep reveals that God had taught him something about genes and how they are passed from generation to generation? It doesn't say that Cain went out to a land and named it Nod but that he went out to the land of Nod. Nod was already named before Cain went there and also so were all the regions surrounding the garden of Eden. God made sure that this evidence remained in the bible not just for a good story but to point out the existence of other human like creatures that were here before the Adamites.

    The things spoken about in Genesis 1 that God did in an instant mentally/Spiritually is still unraveling in the progress of time and Genesis 2:1-3 from the point of view of the physical has not yet happened. It doesn't take time for God to create but time actually is part of the creation. Now Adam was the start of a new segment of time called the Adamic age (of which the bible deals with) within a much older segment of time that could be millions or billions of years old. Adam was something new introduced to this world. Time is actually insignificant to the God. Genesis 6 speaks about Adam's offspring (called the Sons of God) being mixed with the humanoid evolved creatures, that were here before Adam, through their daughters. Noah was mixture and so are we. Adam's offspring introduced language and objectivity to the purely subjective and emotional world of the animal. Adam is the missing link that science has yet to find because of his origin as an angelic genes that were placed in a physical body his bones dissolved after death and so did his descendants that were giant. Because the Giant were not able to breed with the smaller people they became more and more inbred which produces mental and physical problems. Since not all were physical giants though but some were mental and spiritual giants yet of a small size and could breed in a bigger gene pull their traits survived. Adam's genes remain on this planet but only mentally and spiritually.

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  • 9 years ago

    Real science in the present fits with the biblical view that all people are rather closely related—there is only one race biologically.

    But some people think there must be different races of people because there appear to be major differences between various groups, such as skin color and eye shape.

    The truth, though, is that these so-called “racial characteristics” are only minor variations among people groups.

    The only reason many people think these differences are major is because they’ve been brought up in a culture that has taught them to see the differences this way.

    If the Bible teaches and science confirms that all are of the same human race and all are related as descendants of Adam, then why are there such seemingly great differences between us (for example, in skin color)? The answer, again, comes with a biblically informed understanding of science.

    Scientists have discovered that there is one major pigment, called melanin, that produces our skin color. There are two main forms of melanin: eumelanin (brown to black) and pheomelanin (red to yellow). These combine to give us the particular shade of skin that we have.

    Melanin is produced by melanocytes, which are cells in the bottom layer of the epidermis. No matter what our shade of skin, we all have approximately the same concentration of melanocytes in our bodies. Melanocytes insert melanin into melanosomes, which transfer the melanin into other skin cells, which are cabaple of dividing (stem cells), primarily in the lowest layer of the epidermis. According to one expert,

    The melanosomes (tiny melanin-packaging units) are slightly larger and more numerous per cell in dark-skinned than light skinned people. They also do not degrade as readily, and disperse into adjacent skin cells to a higher degree.

    In the stem cells, the pigment serves its function as it forms a little dark umbrella over each nucleus. The melanin protects the epidermal cells from being damaged by sunlight. In people with lighter shades of skin, much of the pigment is lost after these cells divide and their daughter cells move up in the epidermis to form the surface dead layer—the stratum corneum.

    Geneticists have found that four to six genes, each with multiple alleles (or variations), control the amount and type of melanin produced. Because of this, a wide variety of skin shades exist. In fact, it is quite easy for one couple to produce a wide range of skin shades in just one generation.

  • 9 years ago

    At the beginning there was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve this we know for sure :)

    It took many years (prolly 120 thousands) long distance migrations, few ice ages and many many generations. People in hot parts of the world become dark, ppl in colder parts more white...and those between...you already know the answer.

  • 9 years ago

    Beloved, in the truth we are spiritual beings (the image and likeness of our Father, God) apart from the truth we are carnal beings (the image and likeness of man, adam) as this is understood we can then begin to understand why our perception/s, carnally, are false and why we must seek and find the truth (Christ Jesus) to live again in the truth. Confusion comes from thoughts not generated from the mind of truth (Spiritual mind or mind of Christ) and therefore perceptions can vary hence the perception of race or variance of the flesh. When one chooses to be born again and seek the words of God the lies fade and the truth is revealed, until then we abide in darkness (ignorance of the truth). Hope this helps. good question! Love - D

    "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24)

    "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:27)

    "And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:" (Genesis 5:3)

    "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." (Psalms 51:5)

    "And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not." (Isaiah 6:9)

    "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." (Romans 8:6)

    "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:2)

    Source(s): "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." (1 Corinthians 15:22)
  • 9 years ago

    Maybe they mated with animals first, like sheep and donkeys. Eventually those offspring had a hankering for monkeys. Some liked 'em big. So we got great apes for offspring. The rest is history. I mean anthropology.

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