The standard evolutionary account of human origins holds that our population has always been in the thousands and humanity did not descend from an initial pair.
Think of cars. A Tesla and a Cadillac share many features — but of course, none of that means that Teslas blindly evolved from Cadillacs, or vice versa.
If you’re like me, you’re not good with patience — so I can finally deliver some relief.
Is this proof of Adam and Eve? Far from it. It merely shows they might be possible. This model is scientific and as such is falsifiable.
Could humanity have had its origin in a first pair, or did it have to come from a population of at least several thousand?