Hope for the Creationism theory thanks to the Genographic project

17 Apr, 2005
 None    Philosophy

Can the geographical genetic differences be explained by random mutations?

Dna The genographic project is a 40 million dollars privately-funded initiative that results from a collaboration between National Geographic, IBM and charity the Waitt Family Foundation. The goal is to collect DNA samples from over 100,000 people worldwide that will be subjected to lab and computer analysis to extract genetic data. This database will be a precious tool for geneticists to extract valuable information on the way we have been conceived, based on our collective similarities and differences.
The objective behind the project may however slow down this process as the team wants to find out how human beings evolved and migrated from a single original location in Africa. According to the evolution modern humans (Homo sapiens) appeared in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago thanks to mutations and the first moderns left the continent around 60,000 years ago. The genographic team will thus focussed on tracing the genes that have been passed on supposedly through the geographic migrations over 60000 years. They however promised to make their data available to other labs and Raelabs is eager to have access to them so that they can look at it bearing in mind another theory, the raelian creationist theory according to which 7 different scientist teams created 7 different human races.
Raels book stated so more than 30 years ago and stipulated that one of the races that have been created is especially unique and dear to the heart of our creators, the Jewish race, created in the region of Jerusalem. A study made on the DNA of Jews from Iran, Iraq, Yemen, North Africa and European Ashkenazirn shows a similar genetic profile for all of them that is attributable to a similar geographical origin (see publications of Pr Hammer from the university of Arizona and Dr Dr. Skorecki from the university of Toronto). Evolution and creationism agree on the geographical genetic differences but disagree on the origins of these differences between human groups. The data collected through the genographic project will no doubt help to answer this question as the amount of differences between, for example, the Jewish communities and the other identified races will certainly be hard to explain by random mutations.