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If we all came from Adam and Eve, why are there different races?

  1. topgunjager profile image59
    topgunjagerposted 7 years ago

    Why are there so many different races if we all came from adam and eve? Does it support evolution that we changed to different faces and colors and body types because we were exposed to different conditions that made our body adapt? If not then pls. explain.

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      EvergreenPatposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now we have learned that Noah's Ark has been found by several different explorers upon Mt Ararat in Turkey. Noah wasn't alone in the ark. He had a few others with him.  Since the Bible tells us that all of flesh was destroyed on earth, except those in the Ark. Every human being is completely different. God likes colors a lot.  Just look at the rainbow. The races remind me of just how creative God is. I am amazed at all of His creation. "for God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever should believe in should not perish but inherit eternal life.  Eternal Life is only found in Christ Jesus.  He omes into your heart by "invitation only".

      1. Evolution Guy profile image61
        Evolution Guyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Translation:

        "I am too dumb to understand evolution and it sounds like it proves that the bible is wrong. Please don't ask questions - please accept Jeebus and everything will be fine."

        1. dahoglund profile image83
          dahoglundposted 7 years ago in reply to this
          1. Trichakra profile image59
            Trichakraposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            You forget to add content.

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Really sucks for the rest of us! lol

      3. mandybeau1 profile image60
        mandybeau1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Noah is perpeted to have his whanau family with him in that Ark, ( We presume that there was an Ark) So that is worrying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His family would have all been one colour No??????????????????????????????????? I don't want to hear any B.S. that a Giraffe and a Monkey were responsible for some different races, Why do you people care????????????????????????????? Boats go aground all over the World how does anyone know that that is the Ark, mentioned in the Bible. I have heard that there is a curse on anyone that goes near it, still keen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Carmen Borthwick profile image80
      Carmen Borthwickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think perhaps, as rumour has it, people adapted to their environments initially. Whether or not it had anything to do with Adam and Eve who knows? I suppose if you believe that we came from that couple we should all be created in their image, whatever that image is... a guy with his genitals concealed by a grape leaf and a woman with long hair eating an apple and tempting Adam to follow suit? Sound familiar ladies? From what skin colour did man derive? Wasn't Jesus from Jerusalem? What was his skin colour, tanned [what most caucasian people strive for in summer]? Does it matter? Supposedly if you were born in Africa you had darker skin to protect you from the sun... is there no sun in Sweden? Is that why they are all blond? And if your family immigrated to another country does that change your skin-tone when you are born? Apparently not. If you are of African decent yet born in America are you still not black? If you are of Indian decent are you still not brown? If you are of Celtic decent are you still not... hmmm... the colour of white or whole wheat bread? Whether your hair color is red, blond, brown or black does it matter? Let's not forget we may have evolved from apes. So the question remains... who are we? Why are we what we are? Because no matter what we are or who we are we have the option to make the most of who we become. Regardless of race or culture we all have the ability to become the best we can be and that's the bottom line. Is this my final answer... probabaly not! We change, the environment changes, circumstances change and hopefully so will we for the better.

      1. topgunjager profile image59
        topgunjagerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I believe it does change over time, but it's not gonna take a few years, the changes on our bodies would have to come from millions of years of being under different climate and surroundings, just my 2 cents=)

        1. Stimp profile image80
          Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ummm....yaaaa....how long do you estimate the earth and beings have been around....10, 20 years or maybe a wee bit more.  Just wondering.

      2. blue dog profile image79
        blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        actually, there's another rumor floating out (backed by religious facts, soon to be released) that there were multiple adams and eves, a pair for every color on the planet.  stay tuned for the "soon to be released" real story on religion. seems as if god weas busier in his creation process than most zealots actually give him credit for. 

        uh, her.  now there's proof that god was a man but is now a woman.

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        Zohan13posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So I have a questions for you? Even if you don't know the answer I would like your thought on it. What happends when we die? Do you think we might evolve and live again?

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          jacopeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          That depends on a lot of factors. Belief is one of them. If you believe or want to go to Hell then you will. It also depends on what you are and what enemies you have. Your actions also play a factor. Most have human lives to learn something. They choose what it is they want to learn in each life and write it down. After death they go back up and and are judged as to whether they learned the lesson, what level of heaven they have achieved (depending on different factors) and if they have become more enlightened. Then depending on which level they are in they will either have another physical life after a certain amount of time or they can chose to not have a human life and just learn lessons up there. When up there everyone has a certain job to perform. If demons take an interest in your life they can and will try to keep you from going back up. Also after death they can impersonate the one sent to take you up and basically kidnap you and take you down. Then there are also those that choose to remain here after they are dead for whatever reason. If you really make them mad they can also find you once you die and keep you from going up or down. Others who remain here do so because they do not realize they are dead and just wander. If you are from another realm, there is the chance that you will just recycle, normally without realizing it,  until you use up all your energy.

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            Zohan13posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I respect your point of view. But that's not the answer the question was intended for.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      According to one DNA study and other evidence, all human life began in Africa and spread over the globe from there. At one time we were all black. As humans migrated into the climes where there was less sun our bodies adapted to fulfill the need for vitamin D and our skin lightened. Groups of people stayed in one place while others continued to spread around the globe.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree to this, what has Adam and Eve got to do with different races, Adam and Eve are just social construction, figment of mind..

    4. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      In India awe believe the first human was Manu. I suppose these are just fabricated stories which reveals knowledge and are not real and no one knows when the first human came into being smile

      1. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        you might enjoy this music from a band Manu, check out the song Duplicate Human. about the sumerian story of origin of man. http://www.myspace.com/theoathoftruth   (my sons band)

        1. mohitmisra profile image60
          mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks smile my regards to your son smile

          1. earnestshub profile image86
            earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            talented boy your son!
            Hello Mohit. smile

            1. rebekahELLE profile image92
              rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              oh thank you. I will relay the message. I did not see this until now. smile (there are actually both my sons in the band)

    5. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe Eve made a cuckold of Adam by having sex with different angels and demons ? who knows ! we weren't there. big_smile

      1. advisor4qb profile image78
        advisor4qbposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Now there's an interesting theory!  You just never know, huh?!!!

      2. quietnessandtrust profile image61
        quietnessandtrustposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think you are proof that evolution is real because you were an eye and now you are a woman lol lol lol

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol
          Who knows in what I'm going to evolve next month ! big_smile

          1. quietnessandtrust profile image61
            quietnessandtrustposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Un pensamiento aterrador para seguro!

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You bet ! lol lol

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Bable, and the FLOOD
      people settled in hot and cold places, and developed darker and lighter skin accordingly, the language thing was at Babel.
      According to the bible, and the religious interpretations I have heard.

    7. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      because we have all adapted to our environment

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      Brenda Durhamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There are seen as different "races" BECAUSE we all came from Adam and Eve!  Meaning because we're all humans with individual differences, some slight, some very noticeable.
      Actually, we're all of the same "race"---the human race.   But of course I understand the need for descriptive labels to connotate different "races".
      Personal observation of and by people throughout about 6000 years of time,  including scientific observation, tells us that there are many many genetic possibilities of differences in height, weight propensity, eye color, skin shades, eye shapes, nose shapes, disease susceptibility,  melanin in skin, etc. and etc.    While there may be some environmental factors that contribute to the differences, like living in the desert heat as opposed to living in, say, Alaska, etc.,  the main factor is simply human individuality, genetic possibilities and occurrences.  For instance, most Asians simply do not have as much skin around their eyes as do some other "races".
      We are all descendants of Adam and Eve.   I'm sure their first-born children didn't look exactly like them,  nor their next-born ones, nor the descendant of those, etc.,  nor does anyone to this day look exactly like anybody else!  (Well, barring a few coincidences or whatever where it's almost impossible to tell two people apart like twins, etc. hahha but then again, that's just one of those "possibilities" I mentioned.)

      1. Zelkiiro profile image84
        Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Funny. I thought you didn't believe in evolution...

    9. snapcracklepop profile image60
      snapcracklepopposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Created within Adam's loins was the ability to produce different races of people/mankind. That ability no doubt ceased once he died.

    10. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Yes. Climate/environment CAUSED (through eons of time/evolution) different colors of eyes, facial features, varying skin tones, hair color, etc. through adaptation to environments and DNA / RNA. Its complicated. Modern science / research and discoveries provide valuable clues to how humans happen to manifest/exist.

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    if you believe in the bible and read Genesis, it is all in there, how the different races were started off...

  3. Stimp profile image80
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    Seriously....

    Who gives two craps??  Believe what you want to believe.  There are two sides to every story.  Evolution is one, Adam and Eve are the other....the truth is in between.  Perhaps Adam and Eve were NOT humans as we perceive them now?  How bout that.  I think the truth lies within both theories working together.  Although some are one mindedness enough to believe that only one story of any kind is true.  Who said that you can't embrace the idea that the truth lies between instead of challenging others' beliefs of one side or the other.  I personally would never do that UNLESS and only UNLESS I questioned myself.  Think about it.

    Horses (and other mammals) were not now what they were back then....why are you excluding humans from this "growth" into what we "look" like now.  BTW;  horses STILL have remnants of that third toe they used to have way back when....it's now called a chestnut.

    Give us something challenging and FACTUAL to debate on...this is quite tiring...YAAAAWWWNNN.   think I'll go to bed.

    1. Stimp profile image80
      Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nice try there, Zippy:  don't get pulled into this duma$$es controversy.  He's trying to work you all up.  Here is the definition of JEEBUS per the Urban Dictionary that ALL the inexperienced youngsters use as their way of talking.  Well, probably because they've not learned proper english.  Paint a big "L" on your forehead for trying to fool us...ha ha...the elders got you back. I D 10 T.

      1.     Jeebus Crust    
         
      Jeebus Crust is the Crust of Crustianity and the reason we celebrate Crustmas. He is the son of Gosh and part of the Holy 3-Some (or Ménage à Trois). Jeebus was born to Bloody Mary, a virgin, by a miracle of the Spirit of Truthiness. The Holy Babble gives an account of an angel visiting Bloody Mary to tell her that she was chosen to bare the Son of Gosh. Jeebus is known as the first Ninja. He is also the first to demonstrate the Ninja stealth ability of turning into a bunny.

      1. Evolution Guy profile image61
        Evolution Guyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is a radical distortion of the TRUTH. Jeebus Krist is the one, the only, the way and the light that proves ebolution is a lie.

        But - you go ahead and distract away from the fact that evolution proves there is no god if it makes you feel better.

        1. Stimp profile image80
          Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Seriously.....whatever.  I guess Stimp shouldn't write when the "wine from the vine" has been flowing freely LOL.  I have a couple fans that find it amusing too bad others are too uptight to relax and go with it.

    2. topgunjager profile image59
      topgunjagerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i was just trying to make sense of things sir, if i am wrong then i hope to be corrected, i'm just trying to look for answers that makes sense, answers that are not based on faith, i've had faith since i can remember, i'm just trying to get answers from other people's point of view, i'm not going to protect my beliefs if i can be presented something true and has evidence, i'm sure a lot of people here are acting the way they act because religion was pushed on them when they were just children and they feel like being made fools of, the age when they were intellectually defenseless. now other things are making sense so it's normal to question what you were led believe and i say this with respect sir=)

      1. Evolution Guy profile image61
        Evolution Guyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        People like Stimp are always satisfied with the easy answer. There is NOT two sides to this story. This is s good description of how evolution works and the ensuing discussion rather pointedly shows the religious objections to a scientific explanation of how we came to be:

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/7572

        I personally agree that evolution proves the christian god can not exist. It would be difficult to think of a more roundabout way of "creating man in His own image," than billions of years of evolution.

        http://hubpages.com/hub/creation-v-evolution

        But there are quite a few religionists here on the site who will argue against the facts because it means their beliefs are worthless, and no matter how much evidence you put in front of them, they are going to continue to fight it. They will go to some lengths to do so as well:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Creation-or-Int … olutionism
        http://hubpages.com/hub/TheBibleAndEvolution
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Atheistic-Evolu … ion-Expose

        A quick read of these people's hubs will give you an idea of the wide variety of excuses they come up with to "prove" their religion. From dinosaurs being "pre-Adamic," to being on the Ark.

        Sad really. sad

      2. Stimp profile image80
        Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Okay...I understand.  I am "spiritual" not religious.  I don't personally look for answers like these because, personally, it doesn't mean anything to me (it is what it is...my motto)....however, it does appear as though it is important to you.  I apologize if I've taken your question lightly and have thrown in my own comedic answers.  But there are some good books out there that I found to be helpful "Conversations With God..." the trilogy.  (remember, I too, am not a "religious" person and found this book to help my life tremendously).  And also Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth.  Hope it helps.  Good luck.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Adam and Eve had one distinct advantage over all that followed....they never had to go through the teething stage. ;D

    1. Stimp profile image80
      Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      EXACTLY.....LOL LOL LOL

    2. blondepoet profile image81
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO what an excellent point.Nor through puberty as well, no nasty pimples I am sure..

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    Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago

    How did this turn into Evolution vs.Creation again?Good grief guys,give us a break........Please

    1. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      the OP has a legitimate question he is searching. and RM, whenever this subject comes up, it's always going to be evolution vs. creation. 

      he has an open mind which is the only way anyone really learns.

    2. quietnessandtrust profile image61
      quietnessandtrustposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The horse is NOT dead yet ?
      Or not dead again ?

      Wait, how can that happen ?

      I know...the horse is evolving lol

      http://www.ilovewavs.com/Effects/Music/ … 0Loser.wav

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    TMinutposted 7 years ago

    I actually like it but have no idea what he's saying! :-(

    1. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      are u referring to the song?
      it's pretty deep actually. I may have the words somewhere.

  7. zadrobi profile image61
    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    Natural selection... what's the big mystery? Whether it was evolution or Adam and Eve that started mankind... the different races come from Natural selection.

  8. waynet profile image45
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Because people like races...car races especially!

    1. blondepoet profile image81
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaha good one.!!!

  9. TimTurner profile image80
    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    Same reason why people have darker skin near the equator....they evolved and adapted to the sun smile

    1. blondepoet profile image81
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Really Tim I never actually thought of that. What an interesting point!!!

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I try to use real-life examples in my points smile

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Then why are eskimos dark?

      1. blondepoet profile image81
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Because they use Solar Umbre tanning lotion.!!!

      2. livelonger profile image88
        livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Because they migrated there from Asia. They also get a lot of vitamin D from their diet.

        1. TimTurner profile image80
          TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And that too!

          1. blondepoet profile image81
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Damn why did Ralwus and I not know this. !!! Does that mean if I take vitamin D I may get a little colour in my body, I am looking a little pale lately.

            1. livelonger profile image88
              livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              No, meaning that they were originally dark because they migrated from Asia. When they migrated to the far north, normally natural selection would favor those who were lighter because they would produce more vitamin D naturally. But, because their diet is rich in cod and seal livers, they get plenty of vitamin D and those who were darker did not have an evolutionary disadvantage.

      3. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Light reflects off water and snow intensely.  That's why if you go fishing on a cloudy day, you still come back sunburned smile

  10. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    And Chinese people are shorter because they are closer to the sun!

    What a pile of unscientific rubble! lol

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ZOMFG who said that?  Anti Evolution Hall of Fame calling!  10! 10! 10! lol

      1. earnestshub profile image86
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        All my own work. smile

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          sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Phew!  Nice work. smile

    2. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Huh?

      1. earnestshub profile image86
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Being a bit facetious to another post. smile

  11. Flightkeeper profile image80
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Eternal Life can be a bitch.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yeah dark tink, I know...I know. lol

  12. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    This assumes that a literal interpretation of the Genesis creation accounts are accurate, which, in my opinion, shows woeful ignorance of cultural and historical context as well as proper literary analysis.

    That being said, scientifically, there is enough genetic evidence to make the idea that we all came from a very small group of common ancestors look pretty convincing. The way people cite evolution and adaptation as reasons for the diversity in our appearance would make it seem like the "races" are different human subspecies. As there are more genetic differences between say, a poodle and a bichon frise than there are between humans of European and more direct African descent, I disagree with that.

    So how is it that, given our relative genetic similarities, we still look so different? Science has yet to answer that question conclusively.

    As for the actual question regarding why, I think finding out the why as opposed to the how is outside of science's purview and may be better handled by philosophy and religion.

    We come in different shapes, sizes, colors, with different hair textures and different looking facial features perhaps because the "image of God" does not refer to physical appearance at all. Perhaps because the Creator would tire of making people look all alike, being... well... creative. Perhaps to teach us to look past different appearances and see how alike we really are- even down to the level of molecular genetics. Who knows?

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think you are so wrong that it makes me ill to think that this sort of thinking is what causes genocide.

      1. Valerie F profile image61
        Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What's so wrong with what I posted? The idea that we haven't evolved into separate subspecies actually should support human solidarity across all "races" and highlight the fact that when we murder, when we commit genocide, we're killing off our own family.

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And again! Hear! Hear!

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hear!Hear! You are one smart woman! I bow to your greatness!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    It would be real boring if all we had was the three legged race!

  14. livelonger profile image88
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    Well, I find myself agreeing with Sneako. Valerie F's sentiments on this resonate with mine, too.

    Of course it is an unfortunate aspect of our tribal nature to invent reasons to demonize our neighbors.

  15. Marcus D Mays profile image61
    Marcus D Maysposted 7 years ago

    There is only one race that is the human race. We all came from one source and that source is GOD. Now here it is, we where at one time all the same but as men number grew they begin to do things that were not good and the LORD GOD had to confuse them well their speech and doing this confusion they separated and broke out into different groups and spreaded out to cover the earth.

  16. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Your god is a psychopath! Read the bible all the way through! smile

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    Emile Rposted 3 years ago

    Little known factoid I've picked up in my travels. Adam and Eve were created in rainbow colors. So, that explains all the different color races.

    1. bBerean profile image59
      bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You may be confusing them with Skittles.

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        Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Doh!!! Not the first time I've made that mistake.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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    Shel123posted 8 months ago

    I get where all different skin colours supposidly came from but what about all the different facial features we all have? Expecially the big differences between lets say chinese/british?

 
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