March 25, 2020 | David F. Coppedge

Early Man Science Is a Confused Muddle

When you try to force fossils and artifacts into an evolutionary timeline, the anomalies outnumber the confirmations.

In recent news about early humans, statements often express surprise and falsification of earlier notions. Humans at all stages of Homo traveled farther and showed intelligence greater than expected for upwardly-mobile apes. Let the authors of papers and news reports embarrass themselves in their own words, with a few clarifications inserted to avoid Tontologisms.

Smallest Homo erectus cranium in Africa and diverse stone tools found at Gona, Ethiopia (University of Michigan).

The simple view [previously assumed by paleoanthropologists] that a single hominin species is responsible for a single stone tool technology is not supported,” Rogers said. “The human evolutionary story is more complicated.

See also “Homo erectus used two different kinds of stone tools” in New Scientist.

The discovery of skull fragments alongside different types of stone tools in Ethiopia sheds new light on the lifestyle of the ancient hominin Homo erectus. It dispels the idea [assumed by evolutionists] that each hominin species used just one type of tool technology and indicates that H. erectus was more behaviourally flexible than we [i.e., evolutionists] thought.

The original paper is in Science Advances: “Co-occurrence of Acheulian and Oldowan artifacts with Homo erectus cranial fossils from Gona, Afar, Ethiopia.” Notice the job security for storytellers at the end of the paper:

The evidence from Gona suggests that H. erectus had population-level behavioral diversity and flexibility, with a lengthy and concurrent use of both Mode 1 and Mode 2 technologies, the variable expression of which deserves continued research.

Humpty Darwin sits on a wall of foam bricks held together by decayed mortar. Cartoon by Brett Miller commissioned for CEH. All rights reserved.

Ancient humans in the Sahara ate fish before the lakes dried up (New Scientist). Did you know that the Sahara was a land of lakes and swamps just a few thousand years ago?

Because of this, di Lernia expected to find a lot of fish bones at the site [a cave, now arid, with well-preserved remains]. Nevertheless, he says he was surprised at how many they found. In fossils between 10,200 and 8000 years old, around 90 per cent of the animal material they found belonged to fish, including catfish and tilapia. Cut marks on the bones suggest that they were human food refuse.

Trees in the Amazon are time capsules of human history, from culture to colonialism (Science Daily). Evidence of human intelligence is written in tree rings, says this article.

“It’s possible to think of economic models that can keep the forest standing,” he says. “The proof is that it’s been happening for thousands of years before colonial expansions, as native people developed economic systems that maintained and even enriched the forest….”

Genes from the Grassfields (Harvard Medical School). DNA sequences from a cave in Cameroon contradict earlier beliefs. The authors toss out Darwin Years from 8,000 to 300,000 years, neglecting the intelligence of humans and their capacity for invention over such vast periods of time. But why would distant tribes change at the same moment?

Contrary to common models [of evolutionists], the data suggest that central African hunter-gatherers diverged from other African populations around the same time as southern African hunter-gatherers did.

Farming and art arose in New Guinea at same time as Europe and Asia (New Scientist). Old story: agriculture and culture evolved in the Middle East and Europe. New story: it began in New Guinea 1,000 years earlier than thought.

The stone artefacts were made using stones from nearby quarries and the axes were in various stages of production, suggesting they were made onsite rather than being brought in by visitors from South-East Asia, Australia or other neighbouring areas. It is known that people from South-East Asia did migrate to New Guinea – bringing what is known as Lapita culture – but not until about 1000 years later.

The title of the paper in Science Advances, “Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago,” sounds like technology just “emerges” by the Stuff Happens Law. They found a lot more than farming and art. There was already a culture and interaction with trading partners.

Here, we report the earliest figurative stone carving and formally manufactured pestles in Oceania, dating to 5050 to 4200 years ago. These discoveries, at the highland site of Waim, occur with the earliest planilateral axe-adzes in New Guinea, the first evidence for fibercraft, and interisland obsidian transfer. The combination of symbolic social systems, complex technologies, and highland agricultural intensification supports an independent emergence of a Neolithic ~1000 years before the arrival of Neolithic migrants (Lapita) from Southeast Asia.

Study of stone-age engravings suggests they were created with aesthetic intention (Phys.org). Another evolutionary narrative unravels. Cave art was not just to record hunting; it was really artistic, even 100,000 Darwin Years ago. Styles may have “evolved” as they do in modern times), but not human brains. Students were asked to judge artistic evolution (a very unscientific method).

As time passed, the human brain became more sophisticated, allowing humans to express themselves in more tangible form through etchings….

The researchers suggest that the volunteer answers indicated that the engravings were created with aesthetic intention, and clearly evolved in sophistication over time.

This makes no sense. Was a Babylonian brain less sophisticated than Picasso’s brain? Do the changes in art styles since the middle ages indicate “evolution” in the Darwinian sense? Did mutations cause these changes? Did “aesthetic intention” evolve by natural selection of mistakes in genes? This is the equivocation fallacy, misusing the word “evolution.”

65,000-year-old plant remains show the earliest Australians spent plenty of time cooking (The Conversation). Just how smart were humans migrating to Australia? Were they dumb brutes?

Along with other technology found at the site, such as the oldest known edge-ground axes in the world, it demonstrates the technological innovation of the first Australians. They were investing knowledge and labour into the acquisition of plant starches, fats and proteins, as well as into the production of the technologies required to procure and process them (axes and grinding stones).

These findings predate any other evidence for human diet in this region, including Island Southeast Asia and New Guinea.

It calls into question the theory that humans migrating through Southeast Asia fed themselves with as little effort as possible, moving quickly along coastal pathways eating shellfish and other easy-to-catch foods.

Thousands of Denisovan tools reveal their Stone Age technologies (New Scientist). Denisovans interbred with Neanderthals and modern humans. Who is surprised that they showed technological expertise with tools, and improved on it over time? Evolutionists.

Excavations at the Denisova cave in Siberia have uncovered almost 80,000 stone artefacts that extinct humans left over a 150,000-year period [in Darwin Years]. Collectively, they seem to show how technology developed by Denisovans evolved through the Stone Age, culminating with the production of spectacular bracelets, beads and tiaras about 50,000 years ago.

We modern humans know how to invent a technology and improve it. Look at the history of the automobile or airplane. Improvements in technology are the result of intelligence and intentionality. Waiting for chance mutations to create the “innovation” of mental capacities for technology would take a lot longer than 150,000 years. It would take eternity.

Human impact on nature ‘dates back millions of years’ (BBC News). Helen Briggs is surprised. “The impact of humans on nature has been far greater and longer-lasting than we [evolutionists] could ever imagine, according to scientists.” But with so many mistakes as shown above, can you trust them to know anything?

“Our results suggest that substantial anthropogenic influence on biodiversity started millions of years earlier than currently assumed” [by evolutionists], the researchers reported in the journal Ecology Letters.

Co-researcher Alexandre Antonelli of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, said the view that our ancestors had little impact on the animals around them is incorrect, as “the impact of our lineage on nature has been far greater and longer-lasting than we ever could ever imagine”.

We haven’t even talked about Neanderthals yet. There’s a whole list of news articles upsetting apple-carts on that subject.

Cover of National Geographic, August 2002

Evolutionists have been SO WRONG for so long about human history! Why do we even listen to them? Don’t! Their stories are myths. Oh, they can look at bones and figure out their current characteristics. They can hold stone tools in their hands and study their sizes and shapes, and perhaps sometimes figure out what it took to make them. But the stories they weave about the makers and when they lived and how they were evolving are fake. They weren’t there. They don’t know. Their stories change every year, or every month almost. What they taught as scientific ‘fact’ in the 1960s, shown on covers of National Geographic, are all wrong today. And evolutionists consistently underestimate the intelligence of people who lived before us. CEH has been unmasking their errors for 20 years now.

The keys to evolutionary wrongness are two-fold: (1) belief that intelligence evolves, and (2) millions of years. Wipe away those assumptions (which continually generate errors), and you get the Biblical timeline and the dispersion of humans from Babel. They populated the world (even Australia and New Guinea) quickly, already knowing a lot about surviving in the wild. Severe inbreeding accentuated some characteristics, but they also interbred (i.e., married and had families) with other “species of Homo,” indicating that all Homo are a common family. They cooked food and made boats. They created art and music. And they did all this recently, not tens or hundreds of thousands of years ago, or else they would have had cars and spacecraft a lot sooner. We know what people are capable of. If you can believe that it took a million years for humans as strong and intelligent as you are to figure out how to ride a horse or plant a seed, then we have a resort vacation to sell you on the Isle of DeBris.

Paleoanthropologists are false prophets and idolaters, worshiping at the feet of Charlie Darwin. Expose them as the charlatans that they are. And while you’re at it, shame the “theistic evolutionists” who try to sanctify theism with this Darwin Fudge.

The late Jack T. Chick, a Christian illustrator, had some fun with the iconic progression, pointing out flaws in the interpretation.

 

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