|Revealed Truth (Defined Dogma)|
The first man was created by God.
|Lay Catechist Notes/Associated Doctrines|
It takes God to create, out of nothing, an immortal soul which He then infuses in to the just fertilized egg to create human life - this is also known as human conception. Therefore, there were no "true" human beings existing on earth until God Himself decided to create a human soul and infuse this in to Adam, the first human being.
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|Divine Revelation (Scriptural Proof)||Catechism of the Catholic Church||Ecumenical Council Documents||Papal Encyclical Documents||Fathers and Doctors of the Church Documents|