Scripture Affirmed: 90 Percent Of Animals Formed Recently Alongside Humans, New Study Shows

Michael Foust – June 8, 2018

A new genetic study showing that 90 percent of animals appeared on the Earth simultaneously and at the same time as humans affirms the biblical account of creation, says Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis.

The study, published in the journal Human Evolution, examined the “DNA barcodes” from 100,000 animal species and showed that “nine out of 10 species on Earth today, including humans, came into being 100,000 to 200,000 years ago,” according to

The study’s conclusion goes against evolutionary theory.

“This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could,” researcher David Thaler of the University of Basel in Switzerland told AFP.

As reported, the findings are “sure to jostle, if not overturn, more than one settled idea about how evolution unfolds.”