January 21, 2015 | David F. Coppedge

Who's Dumber: Neanderthal or Paleoanthropologist?

The early-man tale by evolutionary anthropologists continues to unravel and display its absurdity.

Neanderthals: extinct about 28,000 years ago, we are told.  Stone age humans: alive today in some parts of the world, although the so-called “stone age” is a few thousand years ago (before the Bronze Age).  Which people were smarter, though separated by tens of thousands of years?  The answer is in a headline on Science Daily: “Stone Age humans weren’t necessarily more advanced than Neanderthals.”  Evidence: Neanderthal stone tools show equivalent technological know-how.  Here we go again: the experts were wrong—

A multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era has been discovered by University of Montreal researchers, throwing into question our current understanding of the evolution of human behaviour. It was found at an archaeological site in France. “This is the first time a multi-purpose bone tool from this period has been discovered. It proves that Neanderthals were able to understand the mechanical properties of bone and knew how to use it to make tools, abilities usually attributed to our species, Homo sapiens,” said Luc Doyon of the university’s Department of Anthropology, who participated in the digs.

Fast-forward to advanced civilized Homo sapiens sapiens of 2015, with all the tools of science at his disposal, and a vast library of research collected over centuries.  What does spokesman Michael Balter say in Science Magazine?  “Human language may have evolved to help our ancestors make tools.”  Science Daily uncritically regurgitates a press release from UC Berkeley: “World’s oldest butchering tools gave evolutionary edge to human communication: Oldowan technology behind genesis of language and teaching.”

We rest our case, your honor.

Dragnet theme: dumb, dumb dumb dumb, DUMB!



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