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!

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!