I was taking questions on a live Christian radio talk show and had just answered one about the origin of the supposed human races. I listened as the host patched in the next caller, who blurted out, "I'll believe we are all one race when you can show me two black people having a white baby and two white people having a black baby." I replied, "I can show you pictures of what are called 'black and white twins' — one twin is very dark and the other very light." (You can't show pictures on radio, unfortunately, so all I could do was to describe the picture to the caller.)
"There is no way those two babies had the same father," the caller responded. "That is impossible. White people and black people do not belong to the same race."
Such prejudice, as betrayed by this caller, still exists in certain Christian circles in America and around the world, to my amazement (and disgust).
But it is not just the Christian world where people find "black" and "white" twins incredible — it is also shocking to the secular world. They are surprised because they ignore the Bible's account that we all came from one race (begun by the first man and woman, Adam and Eve) and dispersed as a result of the Tower of Babel, which led to the formation of people groups (Asians, Caucasians, and so on). They assume, instead, that human groups are deeply divided by significant variations over tens or hundreds of thousands of years and that different people groups originated from different "ancestral apes."
Are There Really "Black and White Twins"?
Over the last several decades, many examples of fraternal twins, where one is very dark (called "black") and one very light (called "white"), have been documented. Fraternal twins usually occur when two different eggs are fertilized by two different sperm cells and implanted in the mother's womb at the same time.