A new study says all humans on earth today descended from a single couple. Moreover the ‘repopulation’ came after a near extinction event. We’ll talk about it in Near Extinction Event-Adam-Eve-History-Bob Davis Podcast 781.
Adam and Eve?
Recorded History Only Goes Back About 10,000 years
Especially relevant is the fact that recorded history only goes back roughly ten thousand years. Our knowledge of that time is limited to a single cuneiform tablet and archeological finds. You can watch an animated timeline of history by going here.
In Near Extinction Event-Adam-Eve-History-Bob Davis Podcast 781 I talk about how much has happened all over the earth in such a short period of time.
Go Back. Way Back.
Going back eight hundred years takes us to 1320, roughly. The time when Robert The Bruce of Scotland was battling England’s King Edward I. The Pilgrims landed only 400 years ago. The republic of The United States is still less than three hundred years old.
If you think about it the industrial revolution and technology growth has been most pronounced over the last one hundred years.
Our Struggles Seem Insignificant
In conclusion all the things we get worked up about these days seem insignificant even over the last one hundred years. Don’t even consider the last one thousand years!
It’s good to put things into perspective every now and then. If we could live for a thousand years we might actually have that perspective. How different things might be. Or not!