02 Genesis

Genesis

Author of Torah

Moses is the author of the first five books of the bible also known as The Law in Hebrew Torah. There has been controversy on who wrote Torah called Documentary Hypothesis developed in 18th – 19th century but this has been disproven. Look at the works of Dr. Michael Barber.

Male and Female

According to the bible God created male and female

Genesis 1:27 God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.

Sex Chromosomes

If you will look at the DNA of a person specially the 23rd Chromosomes also known as the “sex chromosomes.” Sex chromosomes determine an individual’s sex: females have two X chromosomes (XX), and males have an X and a Y chromosome (XY).

Biogenesis

The law of biogenesis, attributed to Louis Pasteur, is the conclusion that complex living things come only from other living things, by reproduction (e.g. a spider lays eggs, which develop into spiders). That is, modern life does not arise from non-living material, which was the position held by spontaneous generation.

 DNA

It is interesting to note that our DNA can have as much as 3 billion base pairs worth of information in it but only 2 % is known as your coding DNA.

Coding vs. noncoding DNA

The content of the human genome is commonly divided into coding and noncoding DNA sequences. Coding DNA is defined as those sequences that can be transcribed into mRNA and translated into proteins during the human life cycle; these sequences occupy only a small fraction of the genome (<2%). Noncoding DNA is made up of all of those sequences (ca. 98% of the genome) that are not used to encode proteins.

Some noncoding DNA contains genes for RNA molecules with important biological functions (noncoding RNA, for example ribosomal RNA and transfer RNA). The exploration of the function and evolutionary origin of noncoding DNA is an important goal of contemporary genome research, including the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) project, which aims to survey the entire human genome, using a variety of experimental tools whose results are indicative of molecular activity.

Because non-coding DNA greatly outnumbers coding DNA, the concept of the sequenced genome has become a more focused analytical concept than the classical concept of the DNA-coding gene.

Did we evolve from monkeys?

Humans did not evolve from monkeys. Humans are more closely related to modern apes than to monkeys, but we didn’t evolve from apes, either. Humans share a common ancestor with modern African apes, like gorillas and chimpanzees. Scientists believe this common ancestor existed 5 to 8 million years ago. Shortly thereafter, the species diverged into two separate lineages. One of these lineages ultimately evolved into gorillas and chimps, and the other evolved into early human ancestors called hominids.

Beginning

There was a beginning.

Genesis 1:1     In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth

In 1927, the Belgian Catholic priest Georges Lemaître proposed an expanding model for the universe. The age of the universe is estimated to be 13.8 billion years.

It is interesting to note that prior to the discovery of the bigbang scientists thought that the universe has always existed.

Time

Universe, and time itself, had a beginning in the Big Bang, about 15 billion years ago.

Expanding Universe

The American astronomer Edwin Hubble made the observations in 1925 and was the first to prove that the universe is expanding. He proved that there is a direct relationship between the speeds of distant galaxies and their distances from Earth. This is now known as Hubble’s Law.

Background Radiation

the uniform microwave radiation remaining from the Big Bang.