In his 2019 book, Joshua Swamidass offers a potential path to bring together both the findings of evolutionary science which point to humans arising as a population and a literal understanding of Adam and Eve as a biological couple specially created by God. “Building on well-established but overlooked science, Swamidass explains how it’s possible for Adam and Eve to be rightly identified as the ancestors of everyone. His analysis opens up new possibilities for understanding Adam and Eve, consistent both with current scientific consensus and with traditional readings of Scripture.” This book review provides a thorough summary of the book’s contents for those who want some detail at less than book-length. For those who prefer audio or video, check out Swamidass’s interview at Capturing Christianity.
The Geneological Adam and Eve
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