Sunday, August 06, 2006

Advanced Neandertal?

From the Answers in Genesis e-Newsletter:


Q: How could Neandertal Man be too advanced for evolution?


A: In southern France, they found evidence of human habitation hundreds of feet deep within a cave. What makes this find so important is that it was dated as the earliest sign of humans in Europe. Only the Neandertals were thought to have inhabited Europe at that time.


What they found in the cave was astonishing for such “primitive” people. They found a “complex quadrilateral artificial structure consisting of specially arranged pieces of stalactite and stalagmite.” They also found a piece of burned bear bone.


But here’s the problem: the items were so deep in the cave, that the people would’ve had to have some kind of artificial light, such as a fire, torch or lamp. Also, the structure they found was so complex, it would have required the builders to be able to communicate with each other.


Such language skill and technological know-how doesn’t fit with evolutionary ideas about Neandertals. However, it does fit with the creationist understanding—they were descended from Noah after the Flood.

To read more about how recent Neandertal evidence increasingly supports the biblical position, see Neandertal Man—the changing picture.

God is so awesome!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our pastor told this story in his sermon this week. Isn't it so encouraging? :)

~ Ruthanne