You can read the whole article here, but I wanted to share one excerpt and make a brief comment.
Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests. The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday.
Human beings did indeed almost come to extinction thousands of years ago, though probably not 70,000. The human race dwindled down to just eight people. It was not because of a "drought", but a flood. God saw the wickedness of mankind and poured out his wrath on sinners, wiping out almost the entire human race. But God, in his grace, spared Noah and his family and protected them in the midst of the flood.
One day, God will wipe out a portion of this race of humans completely--all who are guilty and dead in their sins. It will not be through extinction, but rather eternal punishment in Hell. But in his grace, he will deliver all sinners whom He has saved through the death of his Son Jesus Christ on a cross. For all who believe, God's wrath was poured out there on Him and His righteousness given to all who repent and believe in Christ alone for salvation.
Are you ready?