DNA disagrees With Evolutionary Anthropology

Those of us who sat in a public school were taught about evolution. From a biology class to a history class, we all heard the story which includes Neanderthal man. Based on a belief of survival of the fittest, a story about an extinct human species that was believed to be a close relative of modern humans. Creationists believe they are the same species, a group of ancient people. Evolutionists have tried to explain their disappearance by suggesting Neanderthals had a very low-level of intelligence, spoke in grunts, lived in caves most of the time not doing a whole lot, and as a result, not enough for them to survive which is why they say modern humans came along.

As evidence began to surface, this story about Neanderthals which was made up, was not true…Here is one admission from science daily…

“The evidence for cognitive inferiority is simply not there,” said Villa, a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. “What we are saying is that the conventional view of Neanderthals is not true.”

“Villa and Roebroeks scrutinized nearly a dozen common explanations for Neanderthal extinction that rely largely on the notion that the Neanderthals were inferior to anatomically modern humans. These include the hypotheses that Neanderthals did not use complex, symbolic communication; that they were less efficient hunters who had inferior weapons; and that they had a narrow diet that put them at a competitive disadvantage to anatomically modern humans, who ate a broad range of things.”

So now they had to readjust their story and came up with a new idea on why Neanderthals disappeared.

“Neanderthals likely interbred and that the resulting male children may have had reduced fertility.”

This conclusion comes with the belief that Neanderthals and modern humans only interbred in the middle east. However, the biggest enemy of their story has been DNA. More DNA has been sequenced. This time from a jawbone which came from a cave in Romania. The reaction to the results was a classic when it comes to falsifications in evolution such as we see in science daily

“Svante Paabo from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology who led the study. “I could hardly believe it when we first saw the results.” 

In live science

“The large spans of Neanderthal-like segments in Oase 1’s genome indicate that one of his human ancestors interbred with a Neanderthal less than 200 years before he lived.”

This is more confirmation that Neanderthals and modern humans are the same species! Also, to suggest organic material like DNA which degrades rather quickly is going to last that long (40,000 years or more) requires more faith than believing in God! The organic material (DNA) is only a few thousand years old. We don’t need to fund research that makes up stories which has been wrong time and time again. The funding could have gone to fighting cancer or developing new technologies rather than creating fictional stories! Evolution hurts science, rarely do they think outside the box. Creation on the other hand, keeps science moving forward!


Neanderthal: Has the “Other Human” Label Been Finally Put to Rest?

Neanderthal man has been making headlines once again. This time, the “other human” is coming into question by some evolutionists themselves. Neanderthal man has been portrayed as a different species of humans  which wasn’t that intelligent at all. The question remains, what makes Neanderthals distinct from modern day humans?

There are numerous ideas with a lot of imagination that goes along with it from just observing the appearance of Neanderthal man, but has no substance. Pat Shipman (anthropologist, Penn State) has made a revealing commentary on this subject…

“Neanderthals have always been treated like the poor relation in the human family.  From the recognition of the first partial skeleton from Feldhofer, Germany, in 1856, Neanderthals made scientists uneasy.  Initially they were viewed as too physically apelike to fit into Homo sapiens and too brutishly primitive to have been capable of modern human behavior.

Now, new information on Neanderthal adaptations has come from Gibraltar, an island where an adult Neanderthal cranium and pieces of a Neanderthal child’s skull were found previously.  As reported in this issue of PNAS, evidence from Vanguard and Gorham’s caves indicates that Neanderthals used unexpectedly modern and complex subsistence strategies”

–From “Separating ‘‘us’’ from ‘‘them’’: Neanderthal and modern human behavior by Pat Shipman

–Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

Some evolutionary scientists believe that Neanderthals did in fact interbreed with modern humans. Shipman actually debunks the idea of Neanderthals as being the “other human” by pointing out the complexity in four different areas of their behavior that are identical to modern humans.

1) broad use of land resources

2) sea fishing and hunting

3) use of small scale resources

4) scheduling resource use by the seasons

If behavior did not separate “us” (modern humans) from “them” (Neanderthals), what did? Asks Pat Shipman.

Evolutionists have done a dis-service in teaching for many years the myths about Neanderthal. It’s been used as so-called evidence for evolution. The once brutish looking caveman considered not so smart, now looks and acts more modern than ever.

National Geographic a continued proponent of the lack of intelligence and advancement found concerning Neanderthal made a rebuttal to Shipman’s comments…

“But the new research may eliminate sophisticated foraging skills from the list of potential advantages unique to humans.”

National Geographic considers “sophisticated foraging skills” as a gap which will be later filled (changed to their position) by new discoveries of data. This is a typical argument they use against creationists too. It’s not a scientific valid argument. Does the see it to believe it apply? National Geographic seen it, but they don’t believe it…

“Deep down there is this idea that modern humans are cognitively superior and therefore able to out compete Neanderthals,” said researcher Clive Finlayson, director of the Heritage Division at the Gibraltar Museum. “I suppose we’ve thrown a bit of a spanner in the works by showing that Neanderthals were doing exactly the same thing.” Live Science

A wise man once said…

“Imagine the myths that could have been spun with the bones of living humans from differing parts of the world.  Put a Watusi skeleton next to an Eskimo in the Museum of Man, and just imagine the yarns you could spin.”

Is the “other human” label for Neanderthal man finally been put to rest? The answer is “YES” it is…For creationists it’s been a long time, but for evolutionists it’s taken them awhile at least for some of them. Bascially, there is no difference between modern man and Neanderthal man which confirms God’s Word.