Here we are, perceiving, thinking, understanding, feeling and searching to deepen our relationship with God. Persons have not always been here. I have a vague idea of how it all came about and it involves God being God. I think the fossil record and the genetic variations found around the world conform to a different story than that proposed by modern science. A big, probably insurmountable problem is that scientific designations of “homo” are morphologically driven with no consideration of the spiritual soul which actually defines mankind.
I was interested if you had an opinion as to whether we’ve been around for two million or two hundred thousand years. I’m not going to jump down your throat. I’ve got some pretty odd ways of putting it together, myself.
Perhaps mankind was constructed at the beginning of life on earth. Like a child in the womb who stems from one cell that goes on to also create the placenta, we were shaped over millions of years until we were finally created as a body-spirit unity. All nature would be a necessary byproduct of our formation, a worldly “placenta”. Male and female, higher animals were created that we might exist and relate to each other as such. A flowering of genetic diversity guided by God would explain the variations we see among different people. Anyway, that’s a rough description of some musings on who and what we are.
TLDNR - No one knows; what’s your educated guess as to when we first appeared?