Who Was the First Man on Earth?
Judeo Christian religions believe that Adam was the first man on Earth and was created in man's present form by God, though scientists believe the first man on Earth actually evolved a couple hundred thousand years earlier.
Though scientists sometimes give the theoretical first man the name "Adam" in reference to the Biblical Adam, they don't literally believe that the individual whom they are chasing is actually Adam. The creation of man versus the evolution of man, in fact, is one of the greatest religious versus science debates and has recently become a major platform in the United States' educational system. Conservative educators argue that a case for the Biblical creation story should be presented in schools alongside that of the evolution of "Adam."