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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Those Sophisticated Neanderthals

New material added to the end of this post.

There was a time when Neanderthals were considered partly-evolved cavemen, a link to our simian ancestry. Scientists caught up to what biblical creationists have said for decades: Neanderthals were fully human just like us. Evidence continued to mount that showed how they were not only human, but intelligent. Now we learn that they were rather sophisticated!

Though some people still think that Neanderthals were stupid brutes in our path to evolution. Instead, they were intelligent humans who lived far more recently than evolutionists  want to admit.
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Neanderthals were creative and intelligent and fully human. Some scientists were skeptical that there was evidence proving they were the ones who did those high-quality cave wall paintings. While it seems obvious, study on it a spell. Nobody saw them doing the painting, and they could have taken over furnished caves or shared them with Denisovans and modern humans. Nope. Now it is believed the Neanderthals did the painting. This may have been put aside for a spell since they apparently had a proclivity toward sexual promiscuity — like modern humans.

They also had culinary skills (the smells were still in the caves, unlikely after all those Darwin years, huh?) and seemed to be a bit on the intellectual side. I can imagine them having discussions after dinner. Maybe they were discussing how people could get the notion that life came from non-life and evolved upward, and how people could reject the Creator. Then they'd laugh and see if there was any leftover mammoth steak. 

These people were fully human, and do not support Darwin's ideas. Instead, their ancient presence supports recent special creation. They were sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, just like us.
Actually they are not evolving, but our picture of them is. Drastically. Science has moved the picture of Neanderthals from our primitive brutish less evolved evolutionary ancestors to the typical family next door. The latest study concluded they were “people who liked nothing better than spending time indoors around the fire . . .  and having friends over for dinner.” A report in Science wrote “Once seen as brute cavemen, Neandertals have gained stature as examples of sophisticated technology and behavior have turned up in their former territory across Europe.”
A home is important because, as Matt Pope, an archaeologist at University College London, argues, home  “marked a critical threshold in the long march towards civilization. . . . a conceptual leap that shaped the way our ancestors thought and interacted.” For most of prehistory, the assumed time before we have written records, no evidence exists of human presence in caves or even rock shelters.
To finish reading, click on "Neanderthals are Evolving". Also see "The Evolution of Neanderthal Man From Evolution Ancestor to Modern Man". Also, you may be interested in:

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Evosplaining Neanderthal Art, Spears, and Brains

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

A word that has gained popularity in recent months is "—splaining". As you can see, it is based on explaining, but current lingo often means that someone is pretending have greater knowledge than he or she actually possesses. Also, it is done in a condescending manner. Advocates of muck-to-man evolution are fond of evosplaining to biblical creationists and the unwashed masses.

Bad evolutionary research says Neanderthals did not produce art, but spear throwing made them grow bigger brains.
Replica painting from the Chauvet cave / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Some owlhoots refuse to admit that Neanderthals were fully human. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, they will seek out evoporn that makes them feel good about their preconceptions. One claim to keep the myth in the saddle is that Neanderthals did not make recognizable art. That story was based on evolutionary presuppositions that the art was done by more modern humans instead of Neanderthals. This idea was given a serious slap down a few years ago, and the fact of Neanderthal-made art has been gaining evidence more recently as well.

Scientists ignore research from other evolutionists, and then commence to ignoring other research to advance the storyline. Insisting that since Neanderthals did not produce art, they developed spear throwing ability instead. This supposedly led to them growing bigger brains, and therefore greater intelligence. Here we encounter another bit of data they conveniently ignore: brain size does not indicate intelligence! Neanderthals having bigger brain cases than modern humans is also ignored.

Also, according to dubious dating methods, spear throwing occurred further back in time than is convenient for the evolutionary storyline. Darwin's disciples seem to use the fallacy of exclusion frequently, don't they?


In addition, the whole thing stinks of Lamarckism. A quick summary of that concept is the famous "giraffes grew longer necks so they could eat leaves on trees" line. (Papa Darwin rejected most of Lamarck's ideas, but still held to a few anyway. Hedging his bets, I think.) Offspring of javelin hurlers may have physical structures conducive continuing the activity, but that comes from genetics, not learned physical skills that were passed along.

This spear-throwing business is yet another example of bad science dressed up as legitimate research. It is a weak rescuing device. Unfortunately, Darwin's Flying Monkeys© resort to confirmation bias in their evosplaining and use it to reject the truth of the Creator. Cowboy up, gang, the evidence — including "your" evidence — refutes evolution and supports recent creation.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

No More Room for Doubt — Neanderthals were Fully Human

Creationists have been saying for a mighty long time that Neanderthal people were fully human, and the evidence from paleoanthropologists and others continues to affirm this fact. Evidence for the humanity of Neanderthals, including the inner ear, interbreeding (sharing DNA) with modern humans, facial differences between us and them are minor, home organization, heating water, and advanced art techniques help make the conclusion of the humanity quite solid (see "Losing Face to Neanderthals" for more, including links). 

Wonder how Neanderthals would have worked with modern pain supplies?
Credit: Freeimages / kelly suzuki
Of course, facts will not stop some uneducated anti-creationists from digging up irrelevant rescuing devices and outdated links. Since their phantasmagorical death cult needs every scrap of tendential "evidence", some folks will never admit that this battle is over.



The possibility that they were in Spain was met with hesitation, and cave paintings over thataway were compared with those in France and found to be older according to secular dating methods.


Now their art (which shows cognition greater than Darwinists want to believe) is getting well established. They were not the product of evolution, but were created in the image of God. I wonder what those artists would have done with modern paint supplies and canvases?
They were strong, skilled hunters, with large brains. They interbred with ‘modern humans.’ But they have always been disparaged because they left no art. Till now.
At CEH, we are not surprised that Neanderthals made art, because they were fully human in our view. Some forms of art, like simple flutes and seashell jewelry, had been known, but all the famous cave paintings had always been attributed to so-called ‘modern humans’ who began leaving artwork in caves about 45,000 Darwin Years ago. Now, Science Magazine is reporting cave drawings 20,000 years earlier (or more) in Spain that could not have been made by modern humans because, according to the consensus evolutionary story, modern humans had not yet migrated into Europe. In the same issue of Science, Andrew Sugden summarizes the discovery:
To read the rest, click on "Neanderthal Art Found: Last Barrier to Full Human Status Falls". ADDENDUM: More evidence rises to indicate that Neanderthals—icons of brutishness—were every bit our equals, if not superior. See "Neanderthal Mocking Had No Basis".

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Evolutionary Racism Against — Neanderthals?

Once again, I want to emphasize a couple of things. First, informed biblical creationists do not believe in "races", as evinced in Acts 17:26 and the fact that the Bible does not use the word "races". Also, we do not say that evolution causes racism. Racism has existed for millennia, but Darwinism has been used to make it scientifically respectable. If you study on it, the ones making the "science" thought darker-skinned people were of inferior evolution and Caucasians were superior. And before someone from Fallacy Central puts words in my mouth: no, being an evolutionist does not mean you're a racist.

The evolution narrative has been proven false, Neanderthals were fully human
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Zarateman
There are no races, but there are people groups. But since "people group-ism" is a mite awkward, I'll use the more widely understood and less syllabic word racist for the purpose of discussion.

Despite evolutionary mythology, scientists have reluctantly admitted that Neanderthals were indeed fully human. (See the links at "Losing Face to Neanderthals" for more information.) Nonetheless, some evolutionists (like this atheopath) are still showing their racist tendencies — the same attitudes against people groups are reflected against Neanderthals, whose genes many of us share. Yep, those folks were created, not evolved. Just like you and me. So spare us the historical racism, old son.
The evidence shows that Neanderthals were fully human, having shared genetic information with us. Why, then, do Darwin Supremacists continue to treat them as “other” than human?

One clear case (among many) where paleoanthropologists have been totally wrong has been in the classification of Neanderthals as a separate species, Homo neanderthalensis. As pointed out before, this amounts to a case of historical racism. For years, there have been growing signs that these ancient humans were just as intelligent as modern humans. The clincher in the last few years, though, is that we all have Neanderthal genes in us. Clearly, any individual capable of interbreeding and carrying on fertile offspring over generations counts as a member of the same species.

The following headlines show, however, that evolutionists are reluctant to give up the iconic images of “Neanderthal Man” that have decorated evolutionary books for generations, portraying our brethren as dark-skinned subhumans not as bright as Europeans.
To read the startling information, click on "Neanderthal Racism Continues". Also, since skin color has been used for racism, y'all might be interested in some genetic research. For this, click on "Skin Color Research Confirms Biblical Narrative". While I'm at it, I'll offer up to you this post, "The Biblical Response to Racism".

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Remembering the Cro-Magnon Folks

Seems that with all the attention given to the accumulation of evidence that Neanderthals were fully human, those folks called Cro-Magnon seemed to have fallen out of favor as members of the human cave man parade. They used to be in the textbooks. There are a few of reasons we don't hear much about those skilled hunters and artists much anymore.

Cro-Magnons, like Neanderthals, were fully human ancient people groups
Photo of Lascaux cave painting credit: Wikimedia Commons / Prof saxx
Cro-Magnons were named after an area in France where some of there skeletons were discovered. Sure, they were "cave men" at times. Let me ask you something. Does living in a cave make you "primitive"? Nope. Like other people, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon people groups were resourceful and used the shelter caves provided. (You may want to give it a try yourself.) Since their times on Earth overlapped, mayhaps Cro-Magnons, Neanderthals, and "modern" humans shared some living spaces? I'm just speculating, though.

The hands at the Darwin Ranch lost interest in the Cro-Magnon people when it was realized that they were fully human. So, instead of playing the hand they were dealt, Darwinists essentially dealt from the bottom of the deck by referring to Cro-Magnons as "Early Modern Humans". Gotta keep some semblance of the evolutionary narrative, don'tcha know. These humans of long ago were created like us, but had some physical characteristics that would not set them apart in a crowd. Also, if bigger heads means greater intelligence, they were smarter than us.
Cro-Magnons lived in rock shelters and hunted wooly mammoths, but that doesn’t mean they were becoming human—they were fully human like us. These people were skilled artists and left exquisite carvings and paintings. Archaeologists haven’t found any hint of crude scratches or splashes from some imagined pre-human. Cro-Magnons made jewelry from teeth, shells, and tusks. They painted and carved colorful pictures of their prey, sometimes with graphic mortal wounds, on apparently sacred cave walls. They used earth minerals, charcoal, and animal fat to craft their paints, which they carefully applied as liquids or powders.
To read the full article, click on "Who Were Cro-Magnon People?"

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Paleoanthropology and the Science of Error

Paleoanthropologists are frequently wrong about human evolution
Meteorologists can be wrong frequently, but they still have their jobs. Looks like the same kind of thing happens in evolutionary sciences. We hear conjectures about how the cosmos evolved, "junk" DNA, the ridiculous walking fish concept — they keep turning out to be very, very, wrong. Usually, the weather forecasters are shown to be wrong in short order (except the global climate change apocalypse prophets, whose errors are shown later). Bad science sometimes takes a mighty long time to be discovered, and the public doesn't hear about those things so much. Not a lot of money in refuting evolution and affirming creation, you know.

Paleoanthropology is one of the worst sciences for accuracy. Like the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, their "rulings" are frequently overturned. Look at the timeline in our alleged evolutionary history. Them critters get themselves thrown out of the family tree, reclassified as fully human, fully ape, blatant fraud, outrageous stupidity, and so on. Yet they keep getting paychecks. Read about the Neanderthal Man follies, the evolutionary science industry, and why paleoanthropologists will continue to be wrong because of their fatally-flawed foundation by clicking on "Paleoanthropology: The Science of Being Always Wrong".


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Cave Soil DNA Disagreements

Can you imagine a game show where people need to match survey questions about items found in a cave?

"Stalactites, Steve!"
Gets a strange look from the host, checks the results. Buzzzzz! Nope, DNA didn't match the survey.

But DNA is in caves, especially in the soil. Some of it comes from our fully-human Neanderthal ancestors, too.

Credit: Morguefile / Koan
Scientists are disagreeing about the age and movement of the DNA. The stuff breaks down over a short amount of time. Maybe soil helps preserve it, but water in the soil helps mix it up and seep into deeper rock layers. Some secularists are believing that the DNA is way, way old, and others are saying, "Waitaminnit, it has age limits". To date the DNA because of their long-age assumptions require it to be old is circular reasoning, but actual science shows that the DNA cannot be all that old. There will be serious mental issues when dinosaur DNA is recovered as well. Can't have not-so-old DNA is "old" rocks, that would imply that Earth was created recently, which is anathema to evolutionary concepts.
New techniques are allowing scientists to extract ancient DNA from cave soil. But is it really as old as claimed?

DNA has a lifetime. It decays. That’s why researchers do not consider it likely that dinosaur DNA will ever be recovered sufficient to make “Jurassic Park” a reality. Now that DNA is being recovered from cave soil where early humans lived—without the need for bones—will the evolutionary dates drive the interpretation, or will known decay rates lead scientists to reconsider their assumptions about how old it is? We examine recent news reports for clues.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Neanderthals and Evolutionary Skulduggery

While there are honest evolutionary scientists who seek to find and promote evidence of all live evolving from a common ancestor, their militant comrades use skulduggery to promote their worldview. In this instance, the Neanderthal was fully human (as affirmed by archaeology, DNA, anthropology, and more, presented on this site several times), but some insist on portraying Neanderthals as less-than-human brutes. Things get worse, as we shall see.

Although the evidence is conclusive that Neanderthals were fully human, sneaky evolutionists want to continue the myth that they were not quite human.
Image enhanced, credit: Pixabay / Efraimstochter
Why do some folks continue to believe that Neanderthals were not quite human and a link to our evolutionary ancestry despite the evidence? They want to. It fits their paradigm, and they are adverse to admitting that the evidence refutes evolution and supports special creation, and that is anathema to them. Portrayals of Neanderthals have been based on presumptions of evolution and on chimerical visions, but not on evidence. Science isn't supposed to work that way, old son. Even in recent times using scientific evidence, the stupid brute look is promulgated.
“So easy, a caveman could do it” is the witty slogan of a company hoping to lure customers to switch car insurance. The humorous catch to the commercial was the brutish-looking, yet endearing, Neanderthals living among us who found the slogan stereotyping them as dimwits to be “not cool” or “hurtful.” The fact that viewers could readily spot the standard view of Neanderthals shows how pervasive it is and how it dominates the popular perception.

Evolutionary beliefs—not known facts about Neanderthals—forced this misleading subhumanized caricature of them. Evolutionary imagination conjured up the ape-like, hairy, club-wielding, mentally underdeveloped savage because it fit their expectations of a missing link between an ape-like ancestor and humans, as seen in Figure 1. Rather than liberating scientific research, for decades this major evolutionary blunder has sidetracked an accurate understanding of Neanderthals.
To read the rest, click on "Major Evolutionary Blunders: Neanderthals Were Subhuman in Imagination Only".

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Neanderthals Bring New Meaning to "Man Cave"

Who were cave men? Men who lived in caves. Next question. Oh, too short? Okay. In the parlance of proponents of evolution from a common ancestor, our predecessors were stupid brutes that gradually evolved human characteristics, intelligence, culture, and so on. The Neanderthals were popular cave man icons because some lived in caves, but they were not only intelligent, but fully human — much to the consternation of some anti-creationists. It's kind of fun to learn about our distant fully-human cousins, and new discoveries keep on refuting evolutionary ideas. One reason is that we have a whole passel of information about Neanderthals to work with than the usual fragments of teeth and bones of our other alleged evolutionary ancestors. By the way, people in modern times have lived in caves, especially in hot climates.

Humans were created, they did not evolve. More news about Neanderthals further refute evolutionary concepts.
Image credit: Morguefile / richard_b
If you're not too bright and just trying to survive, or just passing through, you're not likely to gussy up a place too much. Neanderthals were putting a great deal of effort into making their caves into homes, including painting on their walls and so on. Back in the olden days in the one-room schoolhouse on the prairie (well, sometimes I feel that old), the teacher gave us a memory device: stalactites in caves are the things hanging down because they stick tight to the ceiling, just remember that stalagmites are the other ones.

Give some apes a package of Lincoln Logs, and watch nothing constructive happen. But if you do the same with humans, including children, things can get built. A certain Neanderthal cave in France took the expression "man cave" to a new level: they spent a great deal of time, effort, and skill developing an inner region of a cave — and use stalagmites as building supplies (maybe a forerunner of Lincoln Logs). When mankind was first created, men and women were extremely intelligent.
Discovery of man-made structures in an underground cavern has shown that Neanderthals could do a lot more than most folks have given them credit for. They appropriated a large, dark chamber, far from the French cave’s entrance, for their own use. They skillfully broke or cut available building materials to a precise size. And they executed an elaborate scheme of carefully crafted, geometric construction. Sealed since the time Middle Paleolithic Neanderthals populated Europe and Asia, Bruniquel Cave’s secrets were unveiled by spelunkers who dug through its calcite-coated, collapsed entrance in 1990, but the true nature of the calcite-covered, fire-marked semicircular walls and stalagmite stacks preserved there have only now been revealed.

Fully Human Neanderthal Behavior

In addition to demonstrating that Neanderthal intellectual abilities were equal to complex tasks, Bruniquel’s stone circles demonstrate that the Neanderthals who built the mysterious rings and mounds must have had a social organization and culture more complex than anthropologists (at least evolutionary ones) have thought possible. Thanks to evolutionary propaganda that painted Neanderthals as less evolved than modern humans, the very word Neanderthal once conjured up images of brow-ridged, grunting brutes. Anthropologists have continued to debate whether Neanderthals had the capacity for abstract, symbolic thought, although mounting evidence has long demonstrated that the Neanderthals behaved in many ways like modern humans. They made complex tools and jewelry, drew with pigments, cooked vegetables, used bitter medicinal herbs, cared for their infirm companions, and buried their dead.
. . . This is not the first time cave discoveries have shown that Neanderthals could organize their space. (See “Neanderthals, Like Other Humans, Heated Water, and Organized Their Homes.”) But it is the first evidence demonstrating that Neanderthals could not only explore deep inside caves—336 meters (about 1,100 feet) from the current entrance, far from any natural light source—but also conquer those deep spaces by filling them with light and their own neatly planned constructions.
To read the rest, click on "Building Project in Bruniquel Cave Reveals Neanderthals’ Modern-Human Ability". 


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Intelligence, Neanderthals, and Celebrating STDs

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Hat tip to Doug McBurney for giving some inspiration for this article.

The atoms-to-acrobat evolutionists at the Darwin Ranch have the view that people were stupid way back when. It's consistent with their philosophy, since we supposedly came from minerals, fish, animals, and up the ladder to where we are today. So, we're wired to be the best, right?

According to evolution, we're wired to be the best, and smarter than Neanderthals. From the way society is going downhill, one wonders who is smarter after all.
Image credit: Pixabay / Cornfreak
We're created in God's image but are in rebellion against him, so we're a mix of good and bad. Technological and medical advances, taming animals, the ability to compose music, write literature, and do all sorts of things that are not possible for animals to accomplish. We can also do something else that is unlike animals: self-destruct, whether individually, culturally, or destroy millions of our fellow beings in a short time. Also unlike animals, we can celebrate our downward spiral.

We've made same-sex marriage not only legal, but want people to celebrate it; the tiny minority is dominating the huge majority, even though marriage has been between a man and a woman for millennia, ever since God ordained it. Humans are happily killing our unborn children, and even celebrating murder for convenience on social media.

Our lusts continue. The Evo Sith are desperate to find ways to do away with God, and presenting the idea that monogamy is the result of germ avoidance. Love has nothing to do with it in their view. Right. Norman and Nellie Neanderthal figured out that they won't get sexually transmitted diseases if they stay faithful to one another, right? Amazing bit of guesswork there presented as "science".

Did you know that April is STD Awareness Month? Sure, and we can go to social media to brag about having a disease! Then they wonder why there's claptrap about a new super strain of gonorrhea going around. Helpful hint: heterosexual marriage and faithfulness, the way God intended it, then you won't have to worry so much (or have cause to celebrate the consequences of your lack of control).

I started out by mentioning ancient humans and evolutionary bias. According to the Bible, man was created in God's image, and wasn't a stupid partially-evolved brute that took millions of years to form. Yes, Neanderthals existed, and they were fully human, as the DNA and interbreeding indicates. Their cave paintings were too advanced to satisfy evolutionists (by the way, the dating methods caused them problems), and they did a lot of other things like us reg'lar folk. Of course, the facts don't interfere with fundamentalist evolutionists from clinging to their blind faith and telling amazingly silly stories about early man.

The Neanderthal people were smart, despite Darwinist protestations. Did they indulge in self-destructive behaviors? No records of it that I'm aware of. I can't imagine that they would use their version of social media to brag about perversion, getting a sexually transmitted disease, or abortion. We're going downhill rapidly, and it's accelerating. It's the result of sin. You know, I wonder who are really the smarter ones.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Neanderthal Genes and Allergies

Can you imagine a cowboy working the Montana Territory with allergy problems? All that dust, animal hair, hay and such — may as well go back East. When you commence to sneezing, your immune system is trying to protect you. Sometimes it gets a mite overwrought and reacts to things that are not necessarily threats, and for some people it goes into hyperdrive with a severe allergic reaction. Where did this come from?

Our immune system was created to do a job and is not the product of random evolution. But why do we have allergies? Perhaps they have something to do with genes passed on from the Neanderthal people from way back.
Image credit: David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Scientists aren't exactly sure how allergies develop and what can be done about them. They do know that we have two types of immune systems, the innate and the adaptive. A study was done tracing some genes back to the Neanderthals, which were passed along when these "archaic" but fully-human people interbred with modern humans. However, there is no rational reason to think that genetic information came about through the random processes of evolution. Our immune system was created to do a job.
Neanderthals are getting the rap for our allergies. Or rather the early modern humans who mixed with them are.

Recent data suggests that modern Eurasians inherited 1%–6% of their genomes from extinct people groups like Neanderthals and Denisovans. Are those genes a blessing or a curse? Two separate teams of scientists, led by Janet Kelso of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Lluis Quintana-Murci of the Pasteur Institute, have found that three of the genes that control our immune system’s first line of defense bear a significant footprint from our archaic human cousins.
To read the rest, click on "Is Your Allergy-Prone Immune System the Result of Neanderthal Influence?" Don't laugh, 'snot funny.


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Losing Face to Neanderthals

Depictions of Neanderthals as stupid, ugly, partially evolved brutes are becoming increasingly unrealistic. Studies of the inner ear, surprises by advanced art techniques, interbreeding with modern humans, heated water and organized their homes, and more factors show that they were inaccurately portrayed. If you study on it, you'll realize that the differences between us and them is shrinking all the time.

Differences between Neanderthals and modern humans are shrinking more and more. Studies on facial structures imply that modern humans may in fact be physically inferior to Neanderthals.
Beautiful and Ugly by Adriaen van de Venne, 1634
There was a variety among Neanderthals. Indeed, there is a wide variety among the people you pass on the street every day. Were Neanderthals "ugly"? By what standard? Additional research on their facial constructions shows that the "ugly" features were bone constructions, and in fact, modern humans may actually be physically inferior to them! Let's face it, they are not the products of evolution, and neither are we. Humans are created beings, as are all creatures.
The facial differences between us and Neanderthals amount to a slight matter of bone resorption during development.

Neanderthal faces look a bit weird to us, but they could brag (were they here to weigh in on the discussion) that they are better built. There’s only a slight morphological process that separates our faces, Science Daily says. During development, we moderns have more osteoclasts (bone-absorbing cells) that resorb bone that was laid down. Neanderthals, by contrast, keep more of their facial bone. That’s why it looks a bit protruding to us. The only way we moderns could argue ours are better is by claiming, “less is more.” That’s pure subjective opinion.

The paper in Nature Communications that talks about this indicates that the processes that lead to these variations are very slight, and even appear among modern humans. In “Ontogeny of the maxilla in Neanderthals and their ancestors,” Lacruz et al. state this about earlier studies:
To read the rest, click on "Face Up: We Are Less than Neanderthals". Also, Neanderthals are problematic for not only evolutionists, but so-called "progressive creationists", see "Flights of Fancy". ADDENDUM: This just in: "It’s over, folks. The Neanderthal myth is dead, and with it the mythical timeline of early man evolving upward toward us. The evolutionists have been wrong for over 150 years!" For this, click on "Neanderthal Concept Has Imploded".


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Another Neanderthal Evolution Theory Turned On Its Ear

Evolutionary scientists had some basic guidelines for determining how to classify humanoid fossils and so forth. (For that matter, the concept that a larger brain meant that the owner was more intelligent was discredited.) Once again, we see that when more information is discovered, we also see that there is a great deal more information to be learned. Adjustments must be made.

Henry Vandyke Carter / PD

One of the criteria to determine if a skull belonged to a Neanderthal was the layout of the inner ear — it was unique to them. Or so they thought. Since that same inner ear arrangement has been found in a non-Neanderthal, some rethinking has been happening. The lines of biology are more complicated, and archaic humans traveled quite a bit. This may be startling for evolutionists, but it fits in very well with the biblical creationist timeline.
How can you tell a fossilized skull belonged to a Neanderthal? The comparatively large size and prominent brow ridges? Actually — until now at least — paleoanthropologists have looked at a more subtle feature: the shape of the labyrinth in the inner ear. This bony chamber cradles the human body’s balance organ—the semicircular canals—within the temporal bones on each side of the skull. The Neanderthal bony labyrinth differs from that of modern humans and other archaic humans in a suite of subtle but specific ways long deemed diagnostic of Neanderthals. But not anymore!

This discovery has shown some evolutionary anthropologists that their view of human lineages and migratory patterns is oversimplified. According to Washington University paleoanthropologist Erik Trinkhaus, the truth about human relationships and historical geography is much more of a labyrinth than evolutionary anthropologists have imagined.
You can read the rest by clicking on "Human Evolutionary Lineages Teeter on Neanderthal-Style Inner Ear".

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Neanderthals in Spain — Or Were They?

Neanderthal bones in Spain fell nowhere near the plain. They have caused a great deal of controversy in several locations, throwing off evolutionary dating timelines and more. Now it seems that remains in Spain may not be Neanderthal. Or they may be. Or both. Or neither. Huh? Personally, I opt for "both", since they are nowhere near the Neander Valley, they may be Neander-Spanish, like other immigrants that hyphenate their old and new homes. Ya dig?

It seems that whenever there is a variation in any living organism, the Evo Sith are looking for a way to say that it is an example of evolution in action. This is not only very fallacious because they use circular reasoning, ignore conflicting explanations and so on, but an example of their biases. Trying to shove variations of these ancient humans into some "that must be evolution" scheme seems desperate. If you're confused, it is not surprising, considering the ever-changing speculations that are offered as "science".

Neanderthal bones in Spain are giving more problems for anthropologists. Were they Neanderthal or not? Both? Actually, the evolutionary speculations fall apart. The biblical creation explanation is a far better fit for the facts.

How about trying something else? Since the evidence does not lead to evolution, the biblical creation model (which is far more plausible) should be considered.
A famous fossil cave in Spain yielded some 6,500 human fossils from at least 28 ancient individuals. Investigators analyzed the human skull parts and compared them with typical Neandertal skulls. Their findings, published in the journal Science, unwittingly support a biblical creation model for Neandertal origins.

Along with human bones in two of its distinct floor layers, the Spanish cave Sima de Los Huesos, which means "bone chasm," also had remains of predators including bears.

What did those ancient people look like? In short, the Science authors found that the human skulls showed a combination of Neandertal traits and modern traits. Were they true Neandertals? Not exactly, but neither were they not Neandertal. What does this do to evolution or creation concepts of Neandertal origins?
You can read the rest at "Human Remains in Spain: Neandertal or Not?"

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

More Cave Paintings Further Thwart Evolutionary Timelines

Evolutionary timelines are constantly being disrupted by new discoveries. "Paleolithic" cave paintings in Chauvet, France, were troublesome enough by stirring up controversy. Now cave paintings in Spain have made matters worse, throwing a spanner into the works for the ages and skills of ancient humans.

Replica painting from the Chauvet cave / PD
Cave paintings from Chauvet, France, were thought to be the oldest according to radiocarbon dating. The ones in Spain are dated as "older". But that does not fit, because evolutionists insist that humans (Neanderthal or not) were not that advanced yet, but the opposite is true. Once again, evolutionary presuppositions are threatened by evidence — and the evidence comes from their own methodologies. It is far better to accept that humans were created, and created recently. Reality does not threaten biblical creation.
The radiocarbon ‘dating’ of charcoal remains from ancient fires inside Spain’s famous Nerja caves as being around 43,000 years old has sparked debate among paleo-anthropologists. That’s because the charcoal remains were found beside six cave paintings, and presumably of the same age. However, 43,000 years by evolutionary reckoning is ‘too old’ for such paintings. Neandertals are presumed to have lived back then, without any ‘modern humans’ around. This is the first time that cave art has been linked to Neandertals.
You can read the rest at "Neandertal paintings 'bombshell'".

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Getting a-Head of Neanderthal Skull Research

Real Science Radio had a two episodes on Neanderthals. Research continues to show that they are not very dissimilar to modern humans at all. But more than this, Bob Enyart and Fred Williams had a special guest who has done extensive first-hand research on the skulls, makes no bones about it.

Bob Enyart and Fred Williams from Real Science Radio, scene from promo video
Bob Enyart and Fred Williams from Real Science Radio, scene from promo video
Most scientists are only able to examine plaster casts instead of the actual bones. Not so with Dr. Cuozzo: "Real Science Radio hosts Bob Enyart and Fred Williams get to incorporate the latest genetic research while interviewing Dr. Jack Cuozzo, the jaw and teeth expert who has studied firsthand and x-rayed more Neanderthal skulls than anyone else, ever."

You can listen to or download the audios at this link (both shows are on the same page), and there are several links that should keep the honest inquirer busy and informed.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cognitive Dissonance and Human Origins Storytelling

When telling the tail — I mean, tale — of the progression from primitive to modern humanity, evolutionists hate to give up. The creatures they put forth as our alleged ancestors are built up from fragments, preconceptions, assumptions and a great deal of wishful thinking.

"Go to a museum and learn about evolution". Yeah, sure. A few bone fragments and artists' conceptions mixed in with the speculations of Evolution's High Priests™ and we get a mental image that scientists are brilliant, they really know how evolution happened. But they do not tell the entire story of how they have scant evidence, and that several of the "links" in the parade have been disproven, discredited, reassigned as fully human or fully ape (no, wait a moment, let's un-reassign this one again). Still they continue spinning yarns, ignoring facts. "The cognitive dissonance is strong in this one." It would make far more sense to admit that the evidence refutes evolution and points to the Creator.
Props for human evolution are disappearing, but evolutionists still use them in their storytelling. 
It wasn’t that long ago (at least within the lifetime of many seniors) that Time-Life put out popular books with the iconic ape-to-man lineup. In the hoary old sequence, hairy Neanderthal Man walked behind naked modern man, grunting obeisance to the superior, talking Cro-Magnon (who had a strikingly European look). Far behind were the apes, trying to walk upright. A few transitional forms, drawn with artistic license, filled in the middle. The figures (all male for some reason), walked single file on an undisputed timeline. A few more missing links, and the parade would be complete. So much has changed! 
Two recent popular science articles illustrate the tension between observation and story: props have vanished from under the storyteller’s feet, but he keeps talking.
You can finish reading "The Vanishing Act of Human Evolution".

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Denisovans and Neaderthals Got Around

The more we learn about early humans, the more we realize that they were just that — humans. Ideas based on evolutionary presuppositions are presented of semi- or recently-evolved brutish humanoids, but evidence refutes those images. DNA does not give any indication of intelligence. Genome sequences from Denisovans and Neanderthals show the differences between them and modern humans is quite small. And just like modern humans, they traveled. They did a fair amount of breeding. And interbreeding. Which by itself indicates that they were human.

The biology, travel and similarities help affirm what we already know that was written in Genesis. If they would drop their evolutionary assumptions, these scientists could really learn something.
Like the Denisovan genome recovered from a finger bone, a Neanderthal toe from the very same Siberian cave of wonders has yielded up secrets of humanity’s past. Not surprisingly, the ancestral web evident from the genomic analysis published in Nature is quite consistent with the story of our past found in the Bible’s book of Genesis.

Human Groups Isolated but Related

The high-quality complete genomic sequence obtained from the bone — a Neanderthal woman’s toe — confirms other genetic data suggesting that Neanderthals and Denisovans had mixed with each other and with early modern humans. The extent of the intermingling of people groups seems somewhat limited, however, as we would expect in the wake of humanity’s dispersion from the Tower of Babel.
“Admixture seems to be common among human groups,” says lead author Kay Prüfer. “Nevertheless,” Prüfer, Svante Pääbo, and their colleagues write, “Our analyses show that hominin groups met and had offspring on many occasions in the Late Pleistocene, but that the extent of gene flow between the groups was generally low.”
You can read the rest at "Neanderthal Toe Said to Suggest an Incestuous Culture".

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rationalization, Fantasy and Moving the Evolutionary Goalposts

Time and again, we see that evolutionists make pronouncements from their speculations, and then the resulting "facts" get overturned. This is seldom rapid, but any reader of evolutionary propaganda who is not wearing his Darwin Spectacles will see the old shell game at work. These scientists are so locked into their materialistic framework that they are unable to see that the logical conclusion is that life was created, and evolution is unsubstantiated.

Evolutionists make pronouncements from their speculations, and then the resulting "facts" get overturned. Yet they still cling to their beliefs.
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When a bone or artifact is determined to be such-and-so million years old according to evolutionists' preconceptions, anomalies are found to force them to re-date the items or offer other excuses. For instance, human tools should not be found in the same location of apelike alleged ancestors of humans. Here, you can check it out.
Recent stories on human evolution continue to illustrate ongoing problems that overturn long-held beliefs. 
To hybridize or not to hybridize:  Some paleoanthropologists are now challenging the recently-announced claim that modern humans interbred with Neanderthals, but the proponents of hybridization are standing their ground; see original paper in PNAS (August 14, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200567109) and news summaries on Live Science (with artwork of intelligent-looking Neanderthal), PhysOrg (with artwork of dumb-looking Neanderthal), and the BBC News (with artwork of painted Neanderthal).  The debate does not appear settled.  A two-minute video clip in the BBC article contains fascinating facts about the human genome, except for a mistaken reference to “junk DNA.” 
Older culture:  Evidence for culture 44,000 years old was announced by the BBC News – a problem since that date is nearly twice the previous date for earliest human culture.  Of special note in the article is this statement:
You can read the statement and the rest of "Human Evolution Puzzles and Problems", here.


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