Archaic Humans Are One With Us
According to the biological species concept, two varieties of anything are considered one species if they can interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Applied to humans, new evidence suggests that Neanderthals and the recently-discovered Denisovans (12/29/2010) were members of the human species. According to New Scientist, “On the western fringes of Siberia, the Stone Age Denisova cave has surrendered precious treasure: a toe bone that could shed light on early humans’ promiscuous relations with their hominin cousins.” Since one can only be promiscuous within the same species, this puts enormous pressure on evolutionary timelines that assume the Denisovans split from the Neanderthals 300,000 years ago.
New Scientist said the toe bone found in the Siberian cave of Denisova, announced by Svante Paabo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany), looks like something between that of a Neanderthal and a modern human. Reporter Colin Barras speculated that Paabo’s team has DNA evidence that will be announced in a forthcoming publication suggesting the toe came from a Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid. “If so,” Barras concluded, “there may be a case for reclassifying all three as members of the same species.”
In Nature News, Ewen Callaway reported more about ancient DNA from archaic humans. Callaway tantalized, “scientists are racing to apply the work to answer questions about human evolution and history that would have been unfathomable just a few years ago.” Recent work has shown that living non-African people share 4% of their genes with Neanderthals, clearly indicating inter-species breeding. Yet the ancestry of Neanderthals and modern humans were thought to be separated by 200,000 years of evolution. In addition, “The denizens of Denisova also bred with contemporary humans” whose DNA can be traced to modern Melanesians, “thousands of miles away from Denisova, suggesting that the Denisovans had once lived across Asia.” Given the propensity of modern humans for travel and technology, it seems a stretch that these members of a common species could have remained separated for tens of thousands of years.
David Reich (Harvard Medical School) cautioned that the poor quality of the Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes risks misinterpretation, but John Hawks (University of Wisconsin-Madison), noting that the genomes are publicly available, said, “There’s nothing stopping high-school students from doing this” (mining the genomes for clues). Like Barras at New Scientist, Callaway expects fundamental discoveries to come from the DNA evidence, now that “ancient human genomics is moving at breakneck speed.”
The flame is out under the Darwin balloon, so it’s only the evolutionists’ hot air that is slowing its descent; otherwise it would move at breakneck speed and break the necks of Darwin mystics. Who can believe them anymore? These are the so-called experts who told us for over a century that Neanderthals were missing links. Can you really accept their reckless dates of hundreds of thousands of years? If these “archaic humans” were the same species as us, who can believe the evolutionary myth that they just sat around in caves for many times the recorded history of civilization? You know that these true humans would have traveled the world, built cities and maybe have even conquered space in a fraction of that time. There’s a universe of possibilities inside those human skulls (see Medical Xpress). Moreover, they were probably stronger and genetically more fit than today’s obese couch potatoes (06/21/2011).
Don’t wait for the Darwin balloon to crash. It won’t be a pretty sight, anyway. Since the genomes are publicly available, there is an open invitation to find clues that fit the creation timeline. Home schoolers and independent researchers have all the right in the world to research the data and come up with new out-of-the-box hypotheses, as long as their reasoning is sound and consistent with the evidence. Go for it. Let’s put the Darwinist losers (06/28/2011) out of our misery.