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Scientific Errors in the Quran

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First Humans: Adam and Eve: some Muslims claim we are not just descended from Adam and Eve
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The Qur’an and Hadith contains stories concerning the 'first humans' and how all people are descended from these two earliest ancestors. It states that humans were created in a garden (paradise) and then brought to earth fully formed. This view of the origins of human life is clearly contradicted by DNA evidence and the numerous fossils of pre-homosapien species that lived on earth for millions of years before modern humans first evolved.[http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence]
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"He it is Who created you from a single being, and of the same (kind) did He make his mate," }}
Another verse is clear on literal descent of humanity from one man by sexual means (i.e. semen) after Allah had created him out of clay. {{Quote|{{BukhariQuran-range|432|557|5488}}| Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah 's Apostle said, "Treat women nicely, for '''a women is Who made all things good which He created from a rib''', and He began the most curved portion creation of man from clay; Then He made his seed from a draught of the rib despised fluid;}}The word translated “seed” in Pickthall’s translation is its upper portion[http://www.studyquran.org/LaneLexicon/Volume8/00000286.pdf nasl] نسل, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crookedwhich means progeny (i.e. So treat women nicelydescendants)." }}
Some Muslim creationists will claim the view of two ancestral “parents” is consistent with recent scientific findings that show a common female and male ancestor of all modern humans. They often exploit the confusion caused by scientists referring to these genetic ancestors as [[W:Mitochondrial Eve|Mitochondrial Eve]] and [[W:Y-chromosomal Adam|Y-chromosomal Adam]]. These two individuals bear little resemblance to the Quranic account as they are simply the last common male and female ancestors of everyone alive today, not of all humans in history. The Qur'an clearly states Eve was created later than Adam, however [[W:Mitochondrial Eve|Mitochondrial Eve]] lived some 50,000 to 80,000 years earlier than [[W:Y-chromosomal Adam|Y-chromosomal Adam]].[http://biologos.org/blog/does-genetics-point-to-a-single-primal-couple] Genetic evidence overwhelmingly indicates that humans diverged from earlier species as a population, not a single couple. [http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/how-big-was-the-human-population-bottleneck-not-anything-close-to-2/].
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