High mutation rates indicate that this ancestor lived at about the time of the biblical Eve as well.
A few years ago I reviewed the status of mitochondrial Eve research, showing that the identification of mitochondrial Eve with biblical Eve was becoming stronger as more evidence on measured mutation rates accumulated.
I explained how the mitochondrial Eve findings were in line with biblically based expectations.
While not proving the biblical Eve, they were consistent with her reality, and were not predicted by evolutionary theory.
However, the dates assigned to mitochondrial Eve had been said by evolutionists to rule out the biblical Eve.
For one thing, by the end of the snow-storm (snow job?
) of ostensibly technical information, Mac Andrew says: So the average reader will likely apply that to my article, which Mac Andrew’s article purports to critique.
Perhaps Mac Andrew hopes that they would have forgotten that my article explained this very carefully.
I said: It is easy to verify that I spent several paragraphs explaining this further.
But these dates were based upon ‘molecular clock’ assumptions, which were calibrated by evolutionary beliefs about when certain evolutionary events occurred, supposedly millions of years ago.
When these assumed rates were checked out against the real world, preliminary results indicated that the mitochondrial ‘molecular clock’ was ticking at a much faster rate than evolutionists believed possible.
That is, it directly ‘challenges’ the evolutionary long-age claim.