Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

#1 2006-07-03 14:19:18

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,552

Our common ancestor lived just a few thousand years ago ...

They are serious! And they did the math to prove it: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060701/ap_on_sc/brotherhood_of_man


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

#2 2006-07-03 14:37:12

mikau
Member
Registered: 2005-08-22
Posts: 1,504

Re: Our common ancestor lived just a few thousand years ago ...

Not to start an argumentl but this does support Genesis... according to the bible, the earth is only roughly 6000 years old.

Last edited by mikau (2006-07-03 14:39:13)


A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

Offline

#3 2006-07-29 07:00:37

Devantè
Real Member
Registered: 2006-07-14
Posts: 6,400

Re: Our common ancestor lived just a few thousand years ago ...

The link doesn't work for me. Maybe seeing as it is news and it is 25 days old? :\

Sounds interesting though. Maybe I can research this elsewhere.

Offline

#4 2006-07-29 07:19:52

ryos
Member
Registered: 2005-08-04
Posts: 394

Re: Our common ancestor lived just a few thousand years ago ...

mikau wrote:

Not to start an argumentl but this does support Genesis... according to the bible, the earth is only roughly 6000 years old.

Not continue an argument...but no it doesn't. (Ok, I didn't get the chance to read the article because the link is now broken, but I assume that it's just that someone did some math and figured out that any two random people have a common ancestor only a few thousand years back.) That wouldn't be saying everyone came from a common ancestor that lived ~5500 years ago (Noah); it would just be saying that two people have a common ancestor a few thousand years back, and two other people have a different common ancestor a different few thousand years back, etc.

I believe in the Bible--I just gotta call it like I see it. smile


El que pega primero pega dos veces.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB