Origins

As we all know, everyone has got:-

  • 2 Parents
  • 4 Grandparents
  • 8 Great-grandparents
  • 16 Great-great-grandparents
  • 32 Great-great-great-grandparents
  • etc. . .

It does not take much imagination to realise that by continuing this process, you will soon end up with more ancestors than the population of England or even the world. There can be no two ways about it – the lines must converge at some point.

Considering that the human race is a distinct species, it would make sense to say that all the lines must ultimately converge at a single point of origin – be it Adam and Eve or the first humans descended from apes. Popular teaching and belief may support the latter, but is the story of Adam and Eve really so unreasonable? After browsing through our family tree, why don’t you go and have a look at our section on Creation and Evolution.