Collins claims that humanity came from a group of 10,000 ancestors around 100,000 to 150,000 years ago. That is, mankind came from a group and not Adam and Eve. Elizabeth Mitchell comments, “Search the Christianity Today article much as you will, it never explains how the conclusion that there had to be 10,000 original people was reached. Oddly enough, neither does the BioLogos website.”According to A. Gibbons, writing in Science, “… researchers have calculated that ‘mitochondrial Eve’ – the woman whose mtDNA was ancestral to that in all living people—lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago in Africa. Using the new clock, she would be a mere 6000 years old.”
One way of looking at it: Christianity Today and BioLogos need a slow clock and a big pool more than God or anyone else does. But, asking the Darwin flaks to step aside for a minute, what are the facts as known at present? (Real facts, not Darwinfacts. = not defending tenured bores), in simple terms?