It always seems that scientists start out saying "HA! The Torah isn't true!!" and, with a bit more research and time, end up saying . . . "Well, OK, maybe this ONE TIME . . . " What is funny is how many "one time" discoveries have occurred!
This article is just another example. Scientists may have found proof that humanity originated in (* gasp *) Israel!
Imagine that! That silly old story of Adam and Eve might actually have happened.
Hmmmm. You don't suppose all that other stuff is true too, do you? You know, all the laws and such . . .
I wonder what type of conundrum this will put the strict evolutionists into. I can just imagine:
"No, Johnny, the Bible isn't true . . . well, except that part about how the universe was created suddenly, from nothing; how all matter was created the same moment; how all the planets were created at the same time as the rest of the universe; how light was separated from darkness because the universe was “foggy” with ionized plasma—a type of light that cannot be seen--and how, when the photons were released from that plasma, the universe become transparent as light was separated from darkness . . . well, and, of course there is this whole humanity originating in Israel thing . . . but, believe me, Johnny! Even though there is no way the author of the Bible could have known this stuff unless the author was G-d, just remember, the Bible isn't true!!"
It seems the more scientific we get, the more we end up proving that Torah is truth--which, of course, is what Maimonides always believed.
But, back to my point. It looks like we might have found the earliest modern humans, in Israel.
But, of course, for most of us, it was just a matter of time before the scientists caught up with what we already knew to be true.