One of the things I find most disturbing about the literal interpretation of the creation stories (there are two) as told in Genesis is that mankind supposedly are all descendants of the first couple Adam and Eve. 28 'God blessed them, saying to them, 'Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all the living creatures that move on earth.' Genesis 1:28 (NJB).
In the chapters that follow it goes on relating how they had children and this one begat that one etc. But if we are to believe that this actually happened we would have to believe that at least one or both of those first sons was having sexual relations with mom, since she was the only woman on the planet. This would imply that incest was the means for mankind to multiply his numbers upon the earth. Not only would this be a crazy means of multiplication but it would also be impractical. It states in the earlier verses of chapter one that he created all of the animals and their species at once. Why did he not do the same for man?
It would have been more prudent and practical to create man and all of the races and spread them out all over the world in small populations or groups. Instead if we were to take the narrative of Genesis as literal we are lead to believe that Adam and Eve somehow populated the early earth. But this raises another problem because when Cain was cursed by God to wander the earth he was able to find a wife in another land who obviously was not his sister, indicating that the creation story was not true as it was presented in the scriptures.
1 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, 'Breed, multiply and fill the earth. 7 Be fruitful then and multiply, teem over the earth and subdue it!' Genesis 6:1,7 (NJB). As you can see when God destroyed all of mankind he spared Noah and his three sons and their wives which would bring the total of people on the ark to eight. God then left it up to these eight people to replenish the earth. It boggles my mind that anyone would take this garbage as truth seeing how many holes are in this story.
Once again if these eight people did replenish the earth it had to be through the use of incest and inbreeding. I found an interesting article of some of the problems associated with inbreeding which also in my view helps to throw a monkey wrench in the whole creation story as told in Genesis. For those of you that are interested you can find it here. Inbreeding is known to sometimes cause birth defects and a higher mortality rate.
In closing this little article all I can say with a certainty is that the so called "creation" of man did not happen anything like the bible describes nor did the various races come from the incident at the tower of Babel. These stories sound highly unlikely simply because they are not historical facts nor are they written as such. They are derive from folklore and myth and their many fantastical elements puts them solidly in this category. Now if you are a non-literal believer then you have to deal with the issue of finding an alternative story to explain our existence. In my opinion the theory of evolution by way of natural selection does this just fine. There might be some missing pieces to the puzzle but the scientific theory is certainly more credible and has plenty of supporting evidence to corroborate its findings.