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PRE-ADAMITES

The theory that there existed a human race that became extinct before Adam and Eve. A pure hypothesis, it was offered by some in an effort to avoid apparent conflict between the biblical account of man before the fall and the speculations of evolution.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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