ďAnd the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs
, and closed up the flesh
in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.Ē Gen 2:21Ė22
These simple statements have profound implications. They put a limit on the amount of diversity we should find in people living today. The Bible clearly says the human race started out with two people only. But how different were these two people? There is an intriguing possibility that Eve was a clone of Adam. The science of cloning involves taking DNA from an organism and using it to manufacture an almost perfect copy of the original. Here, God is taking a piece of flesh, with cells, organelles, and, importantly
, Adamís DNA, and using it to manufacture a woman. Of course, she could not be a perfect clone, because she was a girl! But what if God had taken Adamís genome and used it to manufacture Eve? All he would have had to do was to leave out Adamís Y chromosome and double his X chromosome and, voilŠ, instant woman!