Refuting Genesis 3 – Can biology rise to the challenge?

I have previously shown how it might be possible, through huge advancements in science to refute the claim that we descended from humanoids (i.e. Adam and Eve) instead of simply being genetically different from chimpanzees purely through natural selection of genetic defects.

I now have a challenge to the world’s biologists. One of them, Paul Myers has already failed the challenge. Even though he can’t provide me with any evidence that my hypothesis is wrong, he has been very abusive because I dared question his religious biases as an Atheist.

Disgraced lecturer Paul Z Myers is known to be intolerant of non-Atheists viewpoints to the extent he is willing to desecrate the Quran and other sacred texts

It is my view that the Bible cannot be written off as a document until science is able to refute it. Science has already done this in some areas. For instance science has provided evidence to support the claim that Pi is not 3 as the Bible says, but 3.1415…

So, as I shown in the article referred to above it will be possible to show whether what made us split away from our chimpanzee cousins was a humanoid or inherited genetic mutations.

Let me provide you with some facts most biologists will support as accurate:

  • The main difference between humans and chimpanzees is that chimps have Chromosomes 2A and 2B which in humans have fused as Chromosome 2;
  • Our earliest descent when we split of was Lucy who had; Better working memory, better able to communicate and work with others, better child rearing capability;
  • Lucy is likely to have been prone to Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)
  • HERVs have been known to have drastic evolutionary consequences, as evidenced by tests on fruit flies who can transfer the virus.

Let me provide you with some facts most Biblical scholars with support as accurate:

  • Adam and Eve increase their knowledge and reasoning ability through eating the forbidden fruit
  • Eve had better child rearing capabilities
Classes of endogenous retroviruses - Could these be the key to the origin of life? Courtesy: Wikipedia

I therefore ask the biology community to refute the following:

  • Lucy inherited the mutations that came from a HERV in part causing Chromosomes 2A and 2B to fuse in her which was carried forward to subsequent generations.
  • Lucy’s differences from chimps are one of the reasons that humans have such a developed prefrontal cortex essential to social function
  • It is the human prefrontal cortex that gives us our advanced social/emotional skills and impairment in this can lead to problems like schizophrenia, autism, etc. as I showed in this poster published in 2011.
  • Lucy and her descendants are likely to have experienced many of the symptoms of autism as their frontal lobe would be developing at a faster rate than those primates who eventually became chimpanzees.
I ask the community of Biblical scholars to consider  the following:
  • It is possible that the forbidden fruit could have been infected by a fruit fly carrying a retrovirus causing the mutations in Adam and Eve that were replicated in Lucy, who was a child of their son, whose wife was a primate?
Does science have all the answers today, or will it have to wait until tomorrow?

I am not presenting this as my version of the truth, as it is not in that category. I am merely showing one way in which Genesis 3 could be refuted. Real scientists like myself know that refute does not mean disprove, or even prove, but provide evidence that will support or oppose a claim. I argue that the claims above to the biologists are refutable, as science should be able to say whether I have got it right or wrong. I know Fanatical Atheists will shout their mouths off, but if they can’t provide evidence against what I am claiming then their opinion is just an opinion, no more than that.

2 thoughts on “Refuting Genesis 3 – Can biology rise to the challenge?”

  1. How are you connecting the accidental fusion of chromosome 2A/2B by retrovirus activity with the proof of god? Interesting way to massage biblical lore with DNA technology.

    And if you read the Genesis story carefully, its about the invention of the agricultural society and the religious controversy it caused when hunter/gatherers chose to embrace the new invention and discard their former life of divine providence. The curse at the end puts thistles and thorns in the fields to plow, toil in the ground until you die and to eat your bread with sweat on thy face.

    Where providence should only come from the gift of the gods but now reaped by the hand of man caused widespread disturbances in the religious lives of the Neolithic. That the Trees of Life can only be grown by eating the Fruits of Knowledge – a knowledge that became viewed as an evil. Some converted and left their wanderlust behind. Others revolted and a giant sword that turned every which way was placed at the Eastern Gate of the world’s very first garden – the Garden of Eden.

    1. Thanks for your contribution – really interesting. I read similar historical analyses of the Great Flood by historians like Hedrick.

      I’m taking the ‘fourth way’ to the Bible – Assume everything in the Bible is 100% accurate and then try to explain it using science. If science can’t explain it, then it should try to advance until it can. Or if instead it can show it to be false (e.g. with the Bible’s claim that Pi is 3, when it is not), then the science should be considered supreme.

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