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August 5, 2006 

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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.


Evolutionist quote of the week

“Nothing, however, is perhaps more remarkable in this respect, than that some of the wildest tribes in southern Asia and Eastern Africa have no trace whatever of the first foundations of all human civilization, of family life, and marriage. They live together in herds, like apes, generally climbing on trees and eating fruits; they do not know of fire, and use stones and clubs as weapons, just like the higher apes.”

– Ernst Haeckel, The History of Creation, pp. 362–363, 1892.

Recommended resources:

Buried Alive (Softcover)
Buried Alive (Softcover)
Did Neanderthals and Modern Humans Share a Common Gene Pool? (DVD)
Did Neanderthals and Modern Humans Share a Common Gene Pool? (DVD)
The Puzzle of Ancient Man (Softcover)
The Puzzle of Ancient Man (Softcover)
Skeletons in Your Closet (Hardcover)
Skeletons in Your Closet (Hardcover)

This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org

July 29: Kicking off News to Note!  <www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/0729ntn.asp>
July 31: Two different homes, two different outcomes  <www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/0731letter.asp>
July 31: $1 million gift received for Creation Museum!  <www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/0731donation.asp>
August 1: Field-tested; mother-approved  <www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/0801zoo-guide.asp>
August 2: Human “evolution” … or adaptation?  <http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/0802human-evolution.asp>
August 3: Creation: Facts of Life, part 14: “Species” and “kind”  <www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/cfol/ch2-species.asp>
August 4: Feedback: What is biblical creation and why is it important?  <www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/feedback/2006/0804.asp>

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