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Facts and Faith 8(2):12-13. CELD ID 6486
|Red, brown, yellow, black and white-where do the races come from?|
How and when did the races of humanity originate is a question often raised at outreaches and in calls to our hotline. The query represents an intriguing, unsolved mystery both for Bible believers and for nonbelievers. Genesis 6-9 says that all modern humans descended from just one family of eight people who, according to many Bible scholars, lived only about ten to twenty thousand years ago (the dates are discussed in our videos on the Flood). Such a few thousand years is far too short a time for natural processes alone to produce racial differentiation. Furthermore, the geographical isolation that would have been necessary to preserve developing distinctive features simply did not occur, according to the biblical (and archeological) record.