Although many of our adventures entail trekking through wild places and finding interesting creatures along the way, we also have a passion for history and anthropological discoveries.
As we slowly but surely explore our homeland for the first time, one giant mystery has disclosed itself to us: that of the First Nations people. Although we know a fair bit about the Native Americans who were here during and after the Europeans arrival, our knowledge quickly dissipates prior to that time. What about before then? Who were their ancestors? How did the First Nations people originally get to the Americas? And most importantly, how long ago was it?
According to the broadly held evolutionary timeline of the First Nations people, they arrived around 10,000 -15,000 years ago, although some say it was as long as 30,000 years ago. But according to a Biblical worldview, we know that they must have come sometime after the flood of Noah around 4,000 - 4,500 years ago. This contradicts the "conventional" theory, but what should take it's place?
In Ep. 6 of our new tv show, Off the Couch Into Creation, we plunge headlong into our Nation's past to discover some of the answers. However, we couldn't do it alone, not without the help of our new friend and colleague Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, a geneticist.
Dr. Jeanson is leading groundbreaking new discoveries in the field of genetics, using human DNA to fill in the gaps of history, as can be read about in his book "Traced". As Dr. Jeanson explains, we all carry a piece of our past within our DNA! The information about where we came from can be pieced together, and tell much about who our ancestors were, who they interacted with, and where they traveled from.
With Dr. Jeanson's help, we can't wait to uncover some of our Nation's past, and maybe rewrite some history along the way! This should be a highlight episode in our upcoming show. Stay tuned!