Was Adam and Eve real or fictional??

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  1. profile image47
    saffiesueposted 7 years ago

    Was Adam and Eve real or fictional??

    l know the bible talks about them ---but are they real or fictional?

  2. cascoly profile image61
    cascolyposted 7 years ago

    fictional - NO ANIMAL has ever just popped up de novo - all have had ancestors.  creation myths occur in most religions, but they're just that - campfire stories. 

    even assumingthe a&e myth really happened, the subsequent history is troublesome - wheree did cain's wife come from? how did those early genrationscavoid extreme inbreeding?  did god really condone incestuous relations among siblings?   it's a simple story for muchsimpler times.

    better to look at this proof of creation:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Proof-of-Creation


    for those interested, i've posted several hubs on evolution

  3. profile image0
    AKA Winstonposted 7 years ago

    The story is presented as a legend, told to teach a moral lesson and not meant as literal - kind of like a Hebrew version of Grimms Fairy Tales.

  4. profile image49
    enmarchaposted 7 years ago

    There are two ways of tackling this issue. Since they are somewhat conflicting I will try to stay away from the controversial questions that might arise.
    If we read the genealogy of mankind, Adam and Eve would have lived about 5 to 6 thousand years ago.
    On the other hand, evolutionary theories tell us that the humans have been around longer than that. However, there is a path that joins this two seemingly conflicting answers.
    We share genes from our parents who in turn inherited them from their parents and so on. Well, it turns out that scientists have discovered, throught DNA investigation, that at some point in time, all the people in the world share common ancestors.
    All the humans alive today owe their DNA to a single man that lived around 65 000 years ago, and to one woman who lived between 150 000 to 200 000 years ago.
    If scientists are right, they obviously were never a couple but the idea of all humans sharing one single common mother and one single common father is fascinating to me.
    If you want to read more about this you can check this links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve
    http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature … index.html

  5. Thesource profile image79
    Thesourceposted 7 years ago

    If there is any truth, it  could refer to early humans. It is unlikely that there was only one man and woman. It appears that our early humans chose the path of knowledge and God put them and us on the path of knowledge.

    I don't believe that there was a serpent who convinced the early human to choose this path.

  6. uncorrectedvision profile image61
    uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years ago

    To relegate the Judeo-Christian creation story to mere fiction is to disregard the significant cultural and religious function served by the story.  The creation story separates Judaism from all the surrounding religions.  The story of Adam and Eve is meant to teach about humanity and human nature.

  7. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    obviously fictional. the chances of those 2 being real is nothing short of astronomical and then even that is asking a lot.

  8. Zubair Ahmed profile image70
    Zubair Ahmedposted 7 years ago

    The question is do you believe the Bible to be Gods word? If so then there is no doubt that Adam and Eve are real.  Otherwise n matter what anyone else says -non religious people will never believe that we all came from one couple (Adam & Eve).  In my view it is true and someday science will prove that.  All the best

  9. ibbarkingmad profile image80
    ibbarkingmadposted 6 years ago

    Real, although much of the concepts in the story surrounding it is allegorical since it is something that is difficult to understand.

  10. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    Adam and Eve were fictional archetypes that people used to describe the metaphorical beginning of mankind.   The bible was written in symbolic and metaphoric language which was meant to be figuratively, not literally, interpreted.

  11. IDScience profile image73
    IDScienceposted 2 years ago

    There is ample evidence for Adam & Eve's existence approximately 6000-7000 years ago. That said, I'm not a young earth creationist, I believe in two creation events. Genesis chapter 1 is who we term Neanderthals, and Genesis chapter 2 is Adam & Eve. The Gen 1 event was probably many millions of years ago, and Gen 2 was approximately  6000 years ago. But God destroyed the seed of Gen 1, it no longer exists today. I believe the Gen 1 seed was too corrupt to bring forth the messiah, so God started a "new line"

    Science proves everyone alive today is related to the exact same "set" of people that existed 6-7000 years ago. And if there was anyone else alive 6000 years ago not related to any of us, they (their DNA) no longer exist on earth today. This is exactly what creationism predicts

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    "Modelling the recent common ancestry of all living humans" Douglas L. T. Rohde

    "If a common ancestor of all living humans is defined as an individual who is a genealogical ancestor of all present-day people, the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) for a randomly mating population would have lived in the very recent past...Here we show that recent common ancestors also emerge from two models...These analyses suggest that the genealogies of all living humans overlap in remarkable ways in the recent past. In particular, the MRCA of all present-day humans lived just A FEW [3000] THOUSAND YEARS AGO in these models. Moreover, among all individuals living more than just a few thousand years earlier than the MRCA, EACH PRESENT DAY HUMAN HAS EXACTLY THE SAME SET OF GENEALOGICAL ANCESTORS"

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    "Family tree shows our common ancestor lived just 3,500 years ago" Michael Hopkin

    "The most recent common ancestor of all humanity lived just a few thousand years ago, according to a computer model of our family tree. Researchers have calculated that the mystery person, from whom everyone alive today is directly descended, probably lived around 1,500 BC in eastern Asia"

    "Besides dating our most recent common ancestor, Rohde's team also calculates that in 5,400 BC everyone alive was either an ancestor of all of humanity, or of nobody alive today. The researchers call this the 'identical ancestors' point: the time before which all the family trees of people today are composed of exactly the same individuals"

 
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