April 02, 2023

Blame it On Adam


Blame it On Adam
The Flood of Noah and The Companions (Le déluge de Noe et les compagnons, c. 1911) Léon Comerre (Musée d'Arts de Nantes)

Alexander Kudryavtsev, director of the Russian Academy of Science's Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences said, while referring to a certain “graph from the Internet,” that people used to live for 900 years, but then life expectancy fell, due to “original sin.”

Kudryavtsev made his presentation in the middle of March, at the plenary session of the Third International Scientific and Theological Conference, "God - Man - World."

According to Kudryavtsev, human life expectancies only began to fall after the Biblical Flood. Further, the "scientist" and head of Russia's Institute of Genetics asserted that genetic mutations that cause human diseases originate from "original sin" – be it ancestral sin, original sin, or one's own personal sin, and that children carry the sins of their fathers down through seven generations.

Kudryavtsev also made comments about Russia's War on Ukraine, saying that the world wants to take control of Russia's resources, and thus the country must defend itself "militarily."

The presentation was reported in Komsomolskaya Pravda, and the article's author, Yevgeny Chernykh, went to great lengths to bolster Kudryavtsev's claims by explaining why "the first people lived so long." Chernykh reported that "the country's leading gerontologist," an academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences who is unnamed, allegedly stated that, in the Bible, "a month was considered a year," and that this is a "scientifically proven fact."

Another anonymous "respected gerontologist, geneticist, doctor of science" allegedly told Chernykh that the Bible had been translated into different languages and that there had been a "translation error." The original used the expression "lunar month," and the ancient translator used the word "year" instead. And thus, if one does the math, 900 months = 75 years. With this, Chernykh summarized that "the devil deceived the ancient translator" and that "it is possible to calmly close this journalistic investigation."

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