>RC> Then let's move to a harder problem - the limited gene >RC> pool. For any given gene, the population of the eight humans >RC> would contain only a maximum of 10 alleles - 2 each from the >RC> three son-in-laws and 2 each from Noah and his spouse. Since >RC> the daughter's alleles would simply be subsets of those of >RC> Noah and his spouse, they add nothing to the gene pool.Fine, Laurie, I'll play your game. Let's say that all eight people on the Ark were unrelated. That means that each of them could have carried 2 different alleles for each gene or a total of 16 [2 x 8, Laurie] alleles for the entire population. Since the human genome encompasses up to 59 different alleles for some genes, FROM WHERE did the OTHER 43 alleles come?
LA> Since I was NOT aware that Noah had any daughters, at LA> least not on the Ark anyway, and neither did he have any LA> sons-in laws there either then perhaps you should rephrase LA> your question. The whole four women on the Ark might well LA> have been NO relation to Noah at all, but from wholly LA> different families.
You've got three choices:
1) there were more tha 30 people on the Ark [and Scripture is fallible]
2) the Flood didn't cover the entire world and at least 22 other humans survived [and Scripture is fallible]
3) 43 different alleles EVOLVED after the Food.
Pay yer money and take your choice, Laurie.