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I doubt seriously that mutations played any part in this. What we are looking at here is a simple adaptation curve. Its no different than the way plants adapt to annual lifespans where conditions demand. Inbreeding and genetic drift played a role in so for as that's how selection works to produce an adapted form. If mutations were involved the damage and trend would continue until humans ceased to exist. The fact that it happened over a short number of successive generation, combined with the fact that Noah was not affected, suggests strongly that humans adapted to the new harsher world by reduced longevity.

Be careful of accepting creationist perspectives on genetic diversity. They have too quickly bought into evolutionist theories, and have not yet realized that the cell can rapidly add diversity to a populations following a bottleneck. I intended to publish another paper on this before the year was out, but got side-tracked. The commonly held perspective that the wolf already had the genetic diversity able to produce the dog breeds is incorrect. This theory came from the evolutionists. The diversity found in the dog breeds was generated by gene conversion since the wolf was domesticated. Everyone simply avoids the fact that the wolf was homozygote for wolf traits.

Read this if you have an interest. http://www.nwcreation.net/articles/recombination_review.pdf

--Chris Ashcraft 20:01, 31 December 2005 (GMT)

Thanks for the analysis. I cut out the reference to mutation as you advised. Excellent article, by the way. "Accelerated recombination by design" opens up a whole other realm of possibilities for us:). Ungtss 20:53, 31 December 2005 (GMT)

Jack Cuozzo

How valid would most Creationists say Jack Cuozzo's conclusions on the Neanderthals are? He states that the Neanderthals are evidence of human longevity. Would this merit mention in the article? --Zephyr Axiom 15:10, 4 May 2007 (EDT)

Expanded Chart

For possible inclusion. This table is considered incomplete - lacking linked Bible references.

Born Ancestor Son Born Age Died Other Children Reference
0 Adam 130 930 930 Abel, Cain, s&d Genesis 5
130 Seth 105 912 1042 s&d
235 Enos 90 905 1140 s&d
325 Cainan 70 910 1235 s&d
395 Mahalaleel 65 895 1290 s&d
460 Jared 162 962 1422 s&d
622 Enoch 65 365 987 s&d
687 Methuselah 187 969 1656 s&d
874 Lamech 182 777 1651 s&d
1656 FLOOD Genesis 7:6
1056 Noah 502 950 2006 s&d Genesis 5:32, 9:29
1558 Shem 100 600 2158 Elam, Asshur, Lud, Aram, s&d Genesis 11
1658 Arphaxad 35 438 2096 s&d
1693 Salah 30 433 2126 s&d
1723 Eber 34 464 2187 Joktan, s&d
1757 Peleg 30 239 2026 s&d
1787 Reu 32 239 2026 s&d
1819 Serug 30 230 2049 s&d
1849 Nahor 29 148 1997 s&d
1878 Terah 100 205 2083 Nahor, Haran
1978 Abram 100 175 2153 Ishmael, Zimram, et. al. Genesis 25, 17:24, 12:4
2078 Isaac 40 180 2258 Esau Genesis 21:5, 25:20, 35:28
2248 EGYPT
2118 Jacob 91 147 2265 Reuben, Simeon, et. al. Genesis 30, 35
2196 Levi 137 abt 2337 Exodus 6:16
Kohath 133 abt 2670
Amram 137 Aaron, Miriam
Moses 120 Genesis 34:7
I just now saw this in the discussion. I included Bible ref template changes, will the table be okay now? --Jzyehoshua 18:25, 27 April 2012 (PDT)

Stronger magnetic field or dense atmosphere

"This perhaps maintained by a stronger magnetic field or dense atmosphere which collapsed during the flood. "How does a stronger magnetic field or denser atmosphere improve longevity? Has any experiment been done to verify this? There are no explanations or reference how it happens. Please give some.--EvilFlyingMonkey 11:00, 27 April 2012 (PDT)