What has been deemed to be an astonishing implication puts to rest the evolutionary story about Neanderthals and vindicates creationism…
A blogger points out…
“Michael states that Neanderthals “are quite human like the rest of us.” Persuasive genetic evidence from the recent sequencing of several Neanderthal genomes shows that they were not human, but a separate species that branched off about 700kyr ago, and did not thereafter interbred with humans…It is only the popular press that portrays Neanderthals as dim witted. And their physiognomy allowed them to survive in climates that humans could not easily tolerate.“
This dedicated blogger who believes in the story of evolution makes the assumption that persuasive genetic evidence from sequencing had already vindicated his position back in January 2010. He is not the only one as other articles that pertained to this subject have been written. But not so fast! The research was only beginning when these assumptions were being made. Last week a paper with a more thorough analysis of Neanderthal’s genome which was summarized by science daily said this to the contrary…
“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.”
Keep in mind there is more research to go with the Neandertal’s genome because only 60 percent has been recovered so far while a third of it has yet to be sequenced. Also, more research includes gene regulation which could reveal even more similarities which deal with function rather than sequence.
What is more revealing, Europeans and Asians share about 1% to 4% of their nuclear DNA with Neanderthals, indicating that there was substantial interbreeding that went on between the two groups in the past.
This is very important evidence because when a species can interbreed like in this case Neanderthals and modern humans then they are the same species! Creationism vindicated once again!
“A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome” by Green et al.1 Some 55 authors are listed on the paper, including Svante Paabo, who has advanced theories about Neanderthal interbreeding for years.
The NY Times, a militant publication for evolution attempts to keep the old assumption alive by suggesting we are still distinct from Neandertal man. But even in places like John Hawk’s blog who is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin answered his own question if this means Neanderthal man belongs in our species and the answer was a resounding, “yes”.
Neanderthal research through the years has never been a search for unbiased truth about the history of humans rather it was about looking for that evolutionary story using artistic reconstructions as the main prop on how a cell became a specialized complex human being. Fictional stories were invented telling us about how Neanderthals split 650,000 years ago only to encounter modern humans to interbreed with 100,000 years ago.
Logic would seem to indicated that the time span of 550,000 years would have drifted Neanderthals so far apart that interbreeding would have been impossible with modern man. What was our hominid ancestors doing for 150,000 years and then invented agriculture and domestication so recently and so abruptly? Do you see how absurd these evolutionary time frames are in relation to the evidence?
So who were these Neanderthals? No, they didn’t live 650,000 years ago. They were people who migrated after the Flood, like everyone else. They became a very close-knit tribe which separated themselves from others. 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.
Neanderthals did not arise out of such things as population bottlenecks caused by major diseases nor massive murders carried out through the centuries which reduces the gene pool. It explains why the percentage of Neanderthal DNA found in modern humans is small. In the Book of Genesis it advocates a world of distinct reproductive groups varying within their kinds which we observe today.
The amazing new research reveals what creationism expected so after 150 years of being taught the wrong things about Neanderthal man because of the storytelling in evolution, it’s time to put the old evolutionary assumption about Neanderthals which is long overdue to rest!