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July 9, 2005 

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Q: How many different human skin colors are there?

A: Well this may come as a shock to some people, but humans really only have one skin color!

Noncreationist Quote of the Week

“We can use TV as a potent propaganda machine. The stage is set for the infusion of true Satanic philosophy and potent (emotionally inspiring) music to accompany the inverted crosses and pentagrams. Instead of holding our rituals in chambers designed for a few dozen people, we are moving into auditoriums crowded with ecstatic Satanists thrusting their fists forward in the sign of the horns.”

– Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil’s Notebook, Feral House, Los Angelos, p. 85, 1992.

All humans (except albinos) have a pigment in their skin called “melanin.” There are two forms of this pigment that give skin its color. People who are “black” have a lot of melanin and those who are light only have a little of this pigment. Actually, the majority of people in the world are “middle brown.”

There are at least four genes for the amount of melanin in our skin. Thus it would make sense that the first couple, Adam and Eve, were middle brown. The possible combination of genes from such parents could result in children ranging from black to very light—in just one generation! In fact, there are many families like this in the world today.

Then because of the split up of the gene pool at the time of the Tower of Babel, different combinations of genes ended up in the various people groups. This resulted in the pigment distribution we see in various cultures today.

Yes, the evidence fits with the Bible’s account of history. For a more in-depth answer on this topic read One race.

Recommended resources:

Only One Race
Only One Race
Racism: Is There an Answer?
Racism: Is There an Answer?
One Blood
One Blood
Reconciliation Rooted in Redemption and Guided by Revelation
Reconciliation Rooted in Redemption and Guided by Revelation

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This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org …

July 2: Cosmic fireworks on the Fourth of July!
July 5: Genesis display okayed for the Tulsa Zoo
July 6: British scriptural geologists in the first half of the nineteenth century: part 9, James Mellor Brown
July 7: In Six Days Testimony #29: Walter J. Veith, zoology
July 8: Genesis display rejected at the Tulsa Zoo

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