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Single Origin Model of Modern Humans (Out of Africa Theory)

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The following excerpt is taken from “Human Evolution: An Illustrated Introduction” by Roger Lewin:

“The conclusion of this work is that, early in their history,
the population of modern humans suffered a relatively
severe bottleneck. Following that bottleneck, the population
expanded explosively. These data imply that the multiregional evolution model cannot explain modern human
origins. Rather, a modified form of the recent, single-origin
model, known as the weak Garden of Eden hypothesis, is
more likely to be correct.”

The following excerpt is taken from “The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an in Today’s English” by Yahiya Emerick pg. 827:

“Archeologists and anthropologists have concluded that hundreds of thousands of years ago the highlands of East Africa were lush jungles and that our remote ancestors lived in that region as it underwent climate change, causing our ancestors to scatter down from there and spread all over the globe.”

The following excerpt is taken from “Islamic Theory of Evolution” by T.O. Shanavas pg. 166-167:

“Finally, the name bestowed by the Quran on the first perfect human being is highly significant. The name “Adam” is derived from two Arabic root words, adim and udama. Adim means surface of the earth, and udama means dark-complexioned. The literal meaning of Adam, therefore, is a dark-skinned person who lives on the surface of the earth. This, too, supports the idea that Adam was created on earth and not in Paradise, and was of African origin.”