Adam's Gene and the Mitochondrial Eve: A Nonincestuous Descent of Man from Adam and Eve.

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Dr. Kutty; ADAM'S GENE AND THE MITOCHONDRIAL EVE: A NONINCESTUOUS DESCENT OF MAN FROM ADAM AND EVE; Xlibris Corporation (Relgion) $19.99 ISBN: 9781441507297

The lengthy subtitle of Adams Gene may cause readers to approach the book warily and with possible scorn. But those who dare to open the cover will soon discover that Dr. Ahamed V.P. Kutty has meticulously researched subjects including the Epics of Hinduism the Bible and the Quran as well as an array of scientific studies like physics archeology paleontology anthropology and astronomy. Religion and science are usually portrayed as bitter enemies; when one trusts the scientific method and empirical evidence over morality and faith it can be hard to believe in a god and easier to explain religious epiphany as chemical reactions in the brain. Kuttys revolutionary approach is a marriage of science and religion that supports and benefits both disciplines. He does not scoff at the idea of a god or greater being nor does he try to discredit scientific theories like evolution. Instead he uses text from holy books and scriptures of the worlds religions to reinforce scientific discovery and theory.

The authors primary concern is to prove that Adam and Eve and their offspring did not have to resort to incest to populate the earth. As the first and only humans on earth it has been theorized that Adam and Eve were perfect creations Gods Vicegerent (rulers) on earth. Since fossil evidence shows that a series of hominids...

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