Mitochondrial DNA Differences and Creation Science

We are hearing more and more about mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in science news, and the topic crops up frequently in discussions on human origins. This kind is believed to be exclusively the property of women. Believers in microbes-to-mothers evolution think that humans came out of Africa somewhere about 200,000 years ago, while biblical creationists contend that humanity and everything else was created far more recently.


Creation science research in mitochondrial DNA yields results that support the biblical timeline.
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Researching the history of mtDNA, a number of assumptions have to be used. Scientists do that, then they see if the results comport with reality. The generation time of the mtDNA is based on the assumptions that marriage and family customs are uniform, using an age of 15 years for mothers. In the biblical creation science paradigm, people lived a great deal longer, and biblical records indicate that they married and had offspring much later in their lives. 

Using reasonable assumptions about the past and calculating mutation rates with available databases, the number of 137 nucleotide changes in the population was indicated. The biblical view supports what is observed, while the evolutionary assumptions yield results that are vastly different.
In 2016, Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson published an article in the Answers Research Journal regarding the origin of the differences in human mitochondrial DNA. While he has published previously on the topic of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), this article brings a study of African mtDNA differences and discusses how it supports the young-earth creation model. This article will summarize Dr. Jeanson’s research.
That is the abstract. The article is somewhat technical, but not excessively long. If you've a mind to, you can read the rest by clicking on "Origin of Mitochondrial DNA Differences".

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