The name, “Mitochondrial Eve” does not have any religious connection. Even though the name preludes to the biblical Eve, scientists are not using religious beliefs to back up this scientific theory.
The theories surrounding Mitochondrial Eve have been both controversial and revolutionary. Scientists and leading geneticists such as Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Bryan Sykes have formed their own opinions on her existence and her life. Nonetheless, Mitochondrial Eve is the single link and answer to modern DNA.
Now, you might be asking:
- Who exactly is Mitochondrial Eve?
- Is she a real or a “made-up” person in history?
- How can she hold the link to all humans?
We will attempt to answer all these questions, so have no fear. Let us continue on in our journey of the Ancestral Clock.