Even the supposed evolutionary date of 200,000 years ago for Mitochondrial Eve forces her to be a homo-sapian (human). Homo hablis was supposedly much, much, older.
No problem with that. My point was that at some time in the distant past, that would not have been the case.
Mitochondrial and other studies do seem to indicate that all of us decended from one woman and one man. (Forcing evolutionists to speculate that there were others who hypothetically existed but who left no living decendants.)
No, no, no! Have you read any of this thread or any of the posted links? Please read this very carefully:
Mitochondrial Eve was most-recent common ancestor of all humans alive on Earth today with respect to matrilineal descent.
She was not our first common ancestor. She was not the only woman alive at the time, and she was not the only woman to leave descendants or even the most recent woman to be an ancestor of everyone alive today. She was exactly what is printed above in bold, no more, no less.
The same applies to "Y-chromosome Adam" with the genders reversed.
That those people existed is a certainty. That is not what the studies discovered. When and where they existed is what is of interest. Please read http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/mitoeve.html until you understand it.
There are no direct studies which can positively take us back to ape-like creatures, let alone rodents. This must be extrapolated based on evolutionary theory.
Correct, the same way as history must be extrapolated from eyewitness accounts and archeological artifacts.
Why shouldn't a creator use very similar DNA for creatures with very similar morphologies? It worked didn't it ..I mean Cindy Crawford seemed to come-out just fine !
It seems reasonable but then why so much waste? Why keep the vestigial DNA which can occasionally be switched on by a small mutation causing horrific birth defects? And why create and destroy again and again and again? And why in some cases use completely different genes for the same effect? Why use modified land mammal genes in dolphins and whales when fish genes would be much more useful?
If there was a creator, he was either a very shoddy worker, or a practical joker.
One could, but one would be wrong.
or one could juat as easily say:
"DNA evidence has simply confirmed beyond all shadow of a doubt what has been known for a century and a half, that all life on earth is related and that humans and apes were created by a common designer."