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we know we all descend from Adam. yes i believe that.
but why we have different apperance. like Asian, European, Indian etc.
we look different from each other. dont look like come from the same ancestor.
I dont want to challenge the Bible, i swear, and of course i am a believer, but I really want to know why.:confused:
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It's not to difficult to imagine that Adam and Eve had the genes that covered all the different skin, hair, eye colors and shapes that we see nowadays, and that these genes were passed on to Noah's family. When people were scattered after the Tower of Babel incident certain traits became more inbred and noticable with each community over time.

Every single person carries 2 genes for eye colour, for example, although only one gene will be dominant, or partly dominant. So with 2 people sharing 4 genes just for eye colour you can already see several possibilities which actually becomes more evident as you move down the generations.
 
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jesusisthegod...you have started many very interesting threads that I have not seen yet on the board. I give you credit for that and don't worry, you have a right to ask questions for you want to learn anyway more about GOD and His awesome Creation :smile:
 
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i am not afraid to ask questions about God ,the truth. cause i dont want to pretend know everything, in fact i dont.
knowing about Jesus makes me happy. and talking with you guys is also my pleasure.
 
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when I laid on my bed last night , i thought about your answer. I am sorry to say I am not satisfied with that, although you answered the other questions very well.
according to the Bibile, Adam and Eve lived in about 6500 years (count people's ages) ago. you meant they could have different outlooking children, but just thousands years later we cant see blcak couples have whith children or white couples have asian children. That is impossible.
we are not in the evolution.
 
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jesusisthegod said:
when I laid on my bed last night , i thought about your answer. I am sorry to say I am not satisfied with that, although you answered the other questions very well.
according to the Bibile, Adam and Eve lived in about 6500 years (count people's ages) ago. you meant they could have different outlooking children, but just thousands years later we cant see blcak couples have whith children or white couples have asian children. That is impossible.
we are not in the evolution.
no...not evolution at all...Adam and Eve may already have had all the genes necessary to produce different skin colours, hair curliness, eye shape and colour. Because many genes are completely dominant they mask the affect of other corresponding recessive gene and so some traits would not be apparent for the first few generations. Whose's to say that Adam and Eve did not have very fair or very dark great-great grandchildren, or had some descendants with epicentric eyes like many Asian people. (We do not even know what Adam and Eve looked like.) This does not take into account mutations which only account for a very few visible traits, such as Albinism, etc.

It is awkward to explain exactly how it genetics works without diagrams.

I suggest that it was only when some of these traits became isolated after the tower of Babel that they may have become more dominant in certain communities. Also when I mean "over time" I am talking about just a few generations.

Anyway..the Bible does not really speak about this, but there is no reason to think that it is impossible or improbable, that Adam and Eve had all the genes necessary for all the human races.

I hope this clears things up a bit, but please remember that the Bible doesn't actually teach on this...I am only presenting a likely scenario

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good ,very good. it is what i want to hear. i think God told us we should find the answer by self-seeking. I shouldnt be a lazy man who relies on people all the time. thank you very much.
 
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I also thought about that. I believe that we came from Noah's family. I also believe that the flood waters reached the mountain top and each large continent has mountains were some of the animals and a select few would stay alive. After the flood how could Noah's family cross over a large body of water to start a new life and why?
 
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Noah's family could kill the animals and eat them.
or caught fishes from the water cause no fishes would die in the Great Flood.
 
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Hi Jimmy,
you are quite right, we are all descended from Noah.

Noah and his family only left the ark when the flood waters had subsided, so there was plenty of land about, and as we know, he certainly knew how to build a boat if he wanted to cross water. The ark itself came aground on Mt Ararat and the family and the animals all went out onto dry land.

Some people think that the sea levels were much lower in those days so there were more land bridge that could take you into new continents.

The Bible is pretty clear that all land animals perished in the flood.
 
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