By Enrique Tessieri
Most Finns know that this is a preposterous statement but some would agree that Adam and Eve were Finnish. This minority claims that since Finns have not mixed with anyone culturally never mind ethnically, the Garden of Eden must have been Finnish.
Some Finns who are pushing these pseudo-theories and myths of Finns and Finland are well-known politicians who belong to parties like the Perussuomalaiset and associations like Suomen Sisu and Suomalaisuuden Liitto.
The problem with these types of parties and associations is that their arguments are based on brittle myths. They use all types of underhanded tactics to defend their arguments with the help of racism and xenophobia, among others.
I will now proceed to drop a bombshell on them with a simple question: If you trace your family back twenty generations, how many ancestors would you have? How wide of an area would they be spread apart?
Check out this video clip for the answer.*
* You would have over a million ancestors, or 1,048,576 to be exact. Are you certain we’re not related?