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How Long have Humans Existed - Bible vs Science

Jan 21, 2010 @ 10:06 pm | visto 12084 veces | Creado en Education
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The humans as we know them have lived over 200,000 years. This might include some pre-modern humans as the man of Neanderthal. In general, however, human civilizations in estates have only been there 6,000 years when people gathered together in Mesopotamia, Egypt and India. The story of Adam and Eve has been present in many religions but is sort of an allegory.
How Long have Humans Existed - Bible vs Science
So the Bible says one thing and Science says another. How long ago have the humans existed on Earth? I mean, for real. I'm discussing today some topics as the Adam and Eve story going through Noel to Abraham. There are different theories about this topic like the Evolution one that talks about the human coming from the monkeys and then there are other modern human such as the Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals. All we know now, however, is that these days we all are humans of the same kind, same race, only different ethnic groups.

How long ago did Adam and Eve live

First off, we must say that according to bible people those days lived 900 years and if we follow the genealogical records of the generations we find at Luke and some other parts of the Bible that Adam and Eve, and hence the human beens, were created 6,000 to 8,000 years ago. We have to say, however, that this whole story of the Genesis is an allegory. Although is important to remark that the story of Adam and Eve is mentioned in some other religions such as Islamic, Jewish and Gnostic traditions. The Islamic Quran says that both Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, and were both sent to the Earth from heaven because of this.

So, 6,000 years ago, uh? That makes no sense according to the bones that have been found all over the world. So perhaps the bible is not the answer when trying to answer the question of how long have the human existed.

When did the Homo Sapiens Sapiens, or Modern Humans, appear

Well, Homo Sapiens Sapiens is what we are nowadays, and we have lived relatively short time. It is accepted to say that the first homo sapiens appeared 200,000 years ago. But, the first civilizations or proto-states developed until 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, Egypt and India. Before that, people as nomadic groups, moving from one place to another. They were hunter-gatherers so they had hunting equipment and stuff. These nomadic groups started the domestication of animals.

When we talk about Homo Sapiens we have to mention the man of Neanderthal and the Cro-Magnons, who lived 500,000 years ago. And there are also the Hominid as the Australopithecus that were erectus bipeds but didn't have the size of brain of the homo sapiens. These guys lived 3.5 million years ago.

So, in conclusion we can say that the humans or human beens have lived over 200,000 years on Earth but there are estate civilizations only in the 6,000 last years. The story of Adam and Eve is present in almost every religious tradition but is only an allegory to establish how God created the humans and how they commited the first sin.

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