Denisovan Genome Disproves Human Evolution

In a Siberian cave, far from Europe, scientists discover a finger bone and two teeth. What were they? According to the story of human evolution, these people were a less-known group called the Denisovans.

Scientists who believed in human evolution were surprised not just by discovering another group of ancient humans, because with just meager fragments, 70 percent of the DNA still remained in what they considered to be 82,000 years old! What? Let me say that again, the DNA remained in what they considered to be 82,000 years old! Does soft tissue really last that long even at 30,000 years old? No! But if you believe in human evolution one has to suspend logic for a story.

In nature news a revised take on the story with new twists with the discovery in mind…

“Unfortunately, the Denisovan genome doesn’t provide many more clues about what this hominin looked like than a pinky bone does. The researchers will only conclude that Denisovans likely had dark skin. They also note that there are alleles “consistent” with those known to call for brown hair and brown eyes. Other than that, they cannot say.”

“Yet the new genetic analysis does support the hypothesis that Neandertals and Denisovans were more closely related to one another than either was to modern humans. The analysis suggests that the modern human line diverged from what would become the Denisovan line as long as 700,000 years ago—but possibly as recently as 170,000 years ago.”

How could have ancient humans who lived in a Siberian cave who were considered lower than Neanderthals interbreed with modern humans? Before the  sequencing of the genome took place it would have been considered, impossible! But in human evolution, falsifications are confirmations as shown below…

“Going back further in time will be exciting.  There’s a huge race on—it’s exciting” says John Hawkins.

Rather than admitting their evolutionary story had been wrong with real-time observations, it’s now a race to get to the finish line.  Not only that but it is implausible that this bone contained 70% of its original DNA after 82,000 years! Who would believe such preservation of soft tissue? It’s a stretch to say the least. It’s much more likely that this individual lived a few thousand years ago at most.

Who would believe that the Denisovan people who stayed isolated from the rest of the world, who never thought of making tools to build a town or even ride a horse for over a hundred thousand years but being able to travel vast distances to court with modern humans in Europe every now and then.  Talk about a bizarre story in human evolution!

While a new sequencing technique now available to researchers that can be used to discern a genome from one DNA strand rather than both is quite remarkable but trying to explain it in historical terms which is forced into a particular framework known as human evolution, is not remarkable, it’s not even science.

We live in an exciting time, since the earth is actually thousands of years old, we are able to learn more about the past rather than loosing valuable information which comes from DNA if the earth was older!

Data Suggests Variability Is Rapid

Imagine yourself among and being one of the Neanderthals.  Sitting in a cave with a perfect human brain for tens of thousands of years without having the ability to ride a horse or build a city but being able to make and use tools along with hunting and fishing.  And then say to yourself, “Gee, why wait any longer than tens of thousands of years, let’s ride and build.”  

There is considerable variability between tribes and nationalities, a question comes up…Does this require millions of years to accomplish? In a few recent studies over a course of a few months says  no! A human jawbone was studied in order to see what influenced its shape.

“why there is often a mismatch between the size of the lower face and the dentition, which, in turn, leads to increased prevalence of dental crowding and malocclusions in modern postindustrial populations.”

Here is something you could chew on, diet rather than evolution is the cause for the shape of the human jawbone. The jaws of hunters are bigger with more room for teeth, apparently this was due to the exercise of chewing rather than evolution. The article does in fact invokes evolution into the mix by suggesting soft foods triggered evolution. But here is an experiment for you. If you have kids, feed them large size meat for 18 years, and see if he or she stays free of wisdom tooth problems.

A tribe in Brazil known as Xavánte Indians who have a different structured head than neighboring tribes around them. What was the explanation for this among evolutionists? PNAS explained it by using culture as a triggering device for evolution. Live Science put it this way…

“Culture may trigger rapid evolution of various human features, suggests new research into the marital practices of a tribe from the Brazilian rainforest.”

The researchers were taking back a bit by their own conclusion, but a variant in features is not evolution, new information that creates new features like a new species from an unguided process is.  In another study which has been causing a headache for paleoanthropologists is their previously assumption on the human skull which they believed would evolve independently from others parts.

However, after further research, the skull they discovered was highly integrated rather than independent. So if change happened in one part then that change would affect everything else throughout the skull.

In phys.org

“The team tested whether certain parts of the skull – the face, the cranial base and the skull vault or brain case – changed independently, as anthropologists have always believed, or were in some way linked. The scientists simulated the shift of the foramen magnum (where the spinal cord enters the skull) associated with upright walking; the retraction of the face, thought to be linked to language development and perhaps chewing; and the expansion and rounding of the top of the skull, associated with brain expansion. They found that, rather than being separate evolutionary events, changes in one part of the brain would facilitate and even drive changes in the other parts.”

What is interesting from this study, the skulls were from the Middle Ages, variations they measured involved rapid, and recent changes!

There is still conflict among certain paleoanthropologists over Neanderthal Man because for years they always kept this ancient tribe separate from the rest of us but recent discoveries challenge that story outright. Charles Choi whose article is in live science would like to keep imagining that Neanderthal Man still remains different from us by claiming bigger brain structures separate us.

However, he did admit this…

“All in all, it remains unclear exactly how these brain differences might have set us apart from Neanderthals, Bastir cautioned. We only know how these skulls molded themselves around these brains, and not the precise structures of the brains in question.”

Phys.org follows up on Neanderthal Man by reporting about the discovery of one of their homes in the Ukraine, yes a home not a cave which included a frame made out of mammoth tusks. This indicates they had the ability to construct their own shelters rather than just sit in a cave for tens of thousands of years.

“Up till recently, most researchers studying Neanderthals had assumed they were simple wanderers, hiding out in caves when the weather got bad. Now however, the discovery of the underpinnings of a house built by a group of Neanderthals, some 44,000 years ago, turns that thinking on its head.”

“Instead of a clumsy, dim-witted people, it appears Neanderthals were more advanced than most had thought.”

The bed making in the Neanderthal house was in evolutionary time, 50,000 years earlier than what was previously assumed with bed making. Not only that, but evidence of herbal medicines, hearths, and maintenance work to keep them clean which are all indicators of  Neanderthals being “modern humans” who inhabited the site exercised intelligence, planning and foresight in their daily activities rather than just wondering around endlessly with lack of intelligence (being stupid) for 44,000 years.

This is designed variation within one human species, Neanderthal man wasn’t stupid nor wandering around endlessly before the light bulb lit and they didn’t differ from us because of the size of their brain, rather they were just like you and me and they behaved like us with the technology of their time.

They also interbred with modern humans and Denisovans which they are having a hard time explaining as it has been overturning a decade of invented beliefs about Neanderthal man. If members of these groups produced children, they are all the same species according to the biological definition of it, there is nothing that separates the species from one to another.

So if you take out all the conclusions based on evolutionary stories like the term, “emerged” and then throw out the old age assumptions, and then look at the remaining evidence and ask yourself whether it fits better into evolution or creation.

Denisovans, Neanderthals and Modern Humans

In the past three years as reported in this blog, Neanderthal research has falsified common myths that evolved over time about how they lived, and being subjective to racism, because they were deemed as the “poor relation of the human family” who didn’t have much intelligence, also debunking claims like Neanderthals and modern humans never interbred in order to boast they were a different species than modern humans.

1) PNAS in 2008: “From Vanguard and Gorham’s caves indicates that Neanderthals used unexpectedly modern and complex subsistence strategies”

Those strategies consisted of…

a) broad use of land resources

b) use of small scale resources

c) sea fishing and hunting

d) scheduling resource use by the seasons

The behavior of Neanderthals isn’t separate from modern humans, then what is? The once brutish looking caveman considered  dumb so modern humans could out compete with them (survival of the fittest) to extinction, now looks and acts more modern than ever. In 2008, it was discovered in Iberia that modern humans and ancient Neanderthals interbred. In 2010, the evidence grew stronger, Sixty percent of the Neanderthal’s genome was sequenced and here is what they had discovered…

Although we are both hominids, the fossil record told us long ago that we differ physically from Neandertals, in various ways. But at the level of genes and the proteins that they encode, new research published online May 6 in the journal Science reveals that we differ hardly at all.”

“It also indicates that we both — Neandertals and modern humans — differ from the chimps in virtually identical ways…In short, Hannon says, “the news, so far, is not about how we differ from Neandertals, but how we are so nearly identical, in terms of proteins.”

Neanderthals made news again, but this time there was no denial of interbreeding rather boasting about it that was once shunned by such outlets as PBS who had trouble letting go of the old tales of Neanderthals!

In science daily

“Sex with Neanderthals and another close relative — the recently discovered Denisovans — has endowed some human gene pools with beneficial versions of immune system genes, report researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in an article to be published online by the journal Science at the Science Express website on Aug. 25.”

This article also had trouble letting go with certain old tales of Neanderthals being a different species. The bottom line is this, like the newly discovered Denisovans, Neanderthals were basically human like you or me! They hunted and they communicated and they also painted like other humans. They even built tools like other modern humans did! No, they didn’t live 650,000 years ago rather they were people who migrated after the global flood, like everyone else.

Neanderthals became a pretty tight tribe who separated themselves from others except on a few occasions. Inbreeding of tribes led to accentuated features. Physical characteristics or traits could have been caused by their diet custom or a harsh environment, age, or disease. In the Book of Genesis, it states a world of distinct reproductive groups varying within their kinds which is what we observe today and is what we observed with Neanderthals and will eventually see more of it with Denisovans!