I believe it is generally agreed that anatomically modern humans emerged in Africa around 200,000 years ago. When it comes to Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosomal Adam I believe there’s some difference of opinion as to when these two individuals lived. In the Biologos and RTB book Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation Darrel Falk suggests current data gives a date of 165,000 years ago for M-Eve and 240,000 years ago for Y-Adam (p.183).
In the same book Fuz Rana and Hugh Ross seem to think that current data gives a converging date for the two individuals at 130,000 years ago. They also seem to think that these two individuals are the biblical Adam and Eve, even though Darrel Falk points out that M-Eve and Y-Adam only contribute a small segment of DNA to our genome. The other 99% comes from a whole range of ancestors who lived hundreds of thousands and even millions of years ago (p.195)!
Why do Rana and Ross think:
(a) the dates for these individuals converge around 130,000 years ago when it seems this isn’t at all what the data suggests?
(b) that these two individuals are the biblical pair, our sole progenitors, when it’s clear that (1) M-Eve and Y-Adam only contribute to a fraction of our genome, not the whole thing and (2) it’s clear we didn’t emerge 130,000 years but 200,000 years ago
I just can’t my head around their conclusions!