Monday, 31 January 2011

Do You Adam and Eve It?

At our February Meeting Dr Tom Rees will be talking to us about Adam and Eve. Did they really exist? What is the scientific evidence? Who were mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam, and why did they never meet?

The science of genetics has come a long way in the last 50 or so years since the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA and it is surprising what it can tell us. This subject should also be of interest to religious believers.

We didn't get a mention in the local press this week**. Probably since I was late sending out the press release. However a PDF poster is now available from the Hastings Humanists page on my website. Also I've had difficulty printing this out, since the black ink cartridge on my printer seems to be faulty. So if members can print and distribute some this would be helpful.

**Correction: Our member Rose points out that there was a notice in the Hastings Observer. It is on page 26.


  1. Dear George,

    I find the topic very interesting. Please upload its video (or audio) so that others (who are not lucky enough to be there) can also learn about it.

    Awani Kumar

  2. I'll see if I can publish something on my website. Mostly it will be links to existing sites on genetics. We don't yet have video or audio facilities, though Brighton Humanists were using such at their meeting on 2nd February that I attended.