Genetics and the Age of the Earth

Does Genetics Support an Old-Earth Timeline?

by Ken Ham on May 23, 2022

Part 1



This is Ken Ham, a publisher of the award-winning family magazine, Answers.


Evolutionists claim modern humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Now, if this is true, there should be a huge genetic difference between today’s people groups.

You see, every six generations a mutation, or a mistake, happens in the DNA we receive from our mothers. It’s called mitochondrial DNA. If there’ve been thousands of generations, there should be hundreds of mutations and huge genetic differences.

But the most differences scientists have found between any 2 people is only 123. This completely contradicts evolution’s timeline!

But this is the exact maximum number we’d expect in a biblical timeline of just a few hundred generations!

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