What colour were Adam and Eve?

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    I am under the impression that my white (well translucent) skin is a mutation from the human original (black/brown), perhaps because of the need for vitamin D in the northern hemisphere.

    So I just wondered what Creationists and ID people thought. I am guessing that they would think that Adam and Eve were white(ish) and therefore the black/brown of Africa and elsewhere is the change from the original.
     
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    1. Adam & Eve were not the first humans.

    2. Assuming that Adam & Eve were real and applying a geographical & historical Biblical contex: Adam & Eve were Arabic.
     
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    I think they had this stripe thing happening. Quite fetching in many warm tones ranging from a pale off-white to a rich dark brown.
     
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    Should I send this to the people at christiananswers.net?

    https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/lan/en/index.html

    Play the video https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/lan/en/atlas.html
     
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    Purple


    Although, I'd have to agree with previous posters in that they were Middle Eastern or Mediterranean in appearance. ( I was about to say 'in decent' but they were the first!!)


     
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    IF we are going to be biblical, then we need to look at the location of the Garden of Eden (which by the way happens to be somewhere near Iraq) So I would say olive.Besides, they were outdoors .
     
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    Adam was made like God.

    Wich is the colour of God?
     
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    according to religion god is invisible and probably has a small dick based of his established insecurities.
     
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    Fantasy figures can be any colour you like.
     
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    Its just a story, they did not exist.
     
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    Oh dear ...
    I cannot believe the original question from Drifterwood. Are you really bein serious?
    Thank goodness for other humourous posts (& spot-on ones like Xcute's) or we would then start examinin other stories in Genesis like Noah's Ark ....
    (Always wondered how Noah discovered Australia, & all those other countries around the World, before anyone else. Good job he did it in time before every living thing on Earth was wiped out. Hmmm !)
     
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    I happen to believe in the Adam and Eve story and that being the case, I would say that they were probably some shade of olive/brown, being that they were from what is now called the Middle East.
     
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    I don't understand the logic. Aren't you implying that there is a causality to colour of skin dependent upon the region? If that were the case, you would be accepting that there is an adaptation or purpose for the skin to be that colour in that place. I would call that evolution.

    It seems to me that you reject the notions of the development of mankind as proven through our DNA and our understanding of evolution, but you then want the world to be suddenly created by God a very short time ago but with the exact conditions (inc fauna and flora) that our science shows us had developed.

    I find that Christian answers website extremely disturbing. It is wrong. It is teaching untruth in an attempt to justify a story that was told allegorically some 3000 years ago.

    It should not be a question of belief. We have knowledge and we have science. I don't mind if you believe that these are divinely inspired, but I do care when people try to block our ability to use these faculties over an issue of pride in an old story.
     
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    Like Goethe said: Knowing is Science. THINKING you know is ignorance (or ignore-their-rants as I like to say)

    And thank goodness for all the modern science and cool tech gismos. EVERYONE knows that the road to Hell is paved with good inventions!!!

    Sorry... my pungue ran away with me.

    Please continue...
     
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    Most of the pictures of God show him as an old and fairly grumpy white dude with a beard to rival Santa. Since man, and presumably woman as well, were made in the image of God, they were most likely white. Also, Jesus is sometimes referred to as the second Adam. Since Jesus is white, it strongly suggests that Adam was as well.
     
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