When IBM and the National Geographic Society implemented the Genographic Project to chart the migratory history of the human race through sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, the author participated by having his DNA analyzed. The analysis showed he belonged to Y-chromosome Haplogroup R1b, M343, a haplogroup very common in parts of Spain and Ireland, to which more than 90% of men belong.
Further analysis of the results proved intriguing. It suggested a recent, dramatic worldwide dispersion of people from the Near East, from a couple known as Adam and Eve, not a slow evolution from earlier species in a distant and little known past.
Even more remarkable was the similarity between the movement of his ancestors, as traced through markers in the DNA, with information provided by Greek, Roman and other ancient manuscripts and documents as well as recent studies.
Combining the journey provided by the DNA analysis to these historical and religious documents unveiled a fascinating history of the origins of the Irish and others with a similar Haplogroup, which started in the Near East and, from there, moved through Iraq and into Iran and neighbouring lands, then westwards into Europe and through it to France and ultimately the British Isles and Ireland. During this journey, groups regularly split off and, over time, started other peoples and nations throughout the world.
The result is an explanation of Irish history going back to Adam and Eve that accepts a theistic interpretation of creation in which God created humans as a unique, distinct species in the recent past, and then remained involved in their evolving history.