Human Evolution Story Messed Up Again
A new fossil skull messes up a human evolution story
that has been assumed for decades. Again.
‘This is a brief alert to notify you that everything you know is wrong.’
Suppose you heard this over loudspeakers once or twice a year, or even every few months. There is one thing you would know for sure: you are trying to get a degree in human evolution at any major secular university.
CEH has joked about this for two decades (e.g., 8 June 2017, 5 Sept 2011), and there is no sign of it slowing down. We will briefly comment on the latest flap in the media over a skull found in Israel that nobody knows quite what to do with. Without going into the weeds, here are the headlines from the usual suspects:
- Newly identified ancestor of Neanderthals complicates the human story (New Scientist)
- New type of ancient human discovered in Israel (BBC News)
- A new type of Homo unknown to science: Dramatic discovery in Israeli excavation (Tel Aviv University via Science Daily)
- Unknown human ancestor unearthed in Israel. It had large teeth but no chin. (Live Science)
- Nesher Ramla Homo: New fossil discovery from Israel points to complicated evolutionary process (Binghamton University via Phys.org)
Readers can dive into the news articles for details, but it doesn’t matter, because in the EYKIW (everything-you-know-is-wrong) degree program at the university, it will all change again. Is this “Nesher Ramla Homo” an ancestor of Neanderthals? Then why did it know how to make stone tools just like those of modern humans? Did its group really live 140,000 years ago? Don’t ask, because the answer keeps changing. It’s hopeless to try to hit a moving target.
The find was announced on the Science Magazine website on June 24, 2021, a day prior to official publication. Commentators in the issue were just as confused as the scientists.
- Hershkovitz et al., “A Middle Pleistocene Homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel.” Science, 25 June 2021.
- Zaidner et al., “Middle Pleistocene Homo behavior and culture at 140,000 to 120,000 years ago and interactions with Homo sapiens.” Science, 25 June 2021.
- Andrew M. Sugden, “Middle Pleistocene Homo in the Levant.” Science, 25 June 2021.
- Marta Mirazón Lahr, “The complex landscape of recent human evolution.” Science, 25 June 2021.
For a taste of what the hubbub is all about, perceptive observers can watch the marketing video by Hershkovitz and his breathless techno-lackeys on YouTube, as long as they have their Baloney Detectors on. With cinematic music and imaginative artwork, the show, called “Dramatic discovery in Israeli excavation: A new type of prehistoric human,” parades images of the new skull and team members making a big deal of it, which is important for their careers. Actually, it blows away a century of assumptions about human evolution. Key quote by Hershkovitz:
When we look on the local hominids in Israel around 100,000 years ago, we see large morphological variability. In the past, we had difficulty in interpreting it, and we actually grouped all these hominids into a certain group which we called archaic Homo sapiens. Now we suggest that those are actually hybrids between the Nesher Ramla people on one side and and the Homo sapiens group on the other side.
In other words, those fake groupings like Homo ergaster and Homo heidelbergensis and Homo neanderthalensis and Homo erectus could have belonged to one interacting, interbreeding human species. Another phrase for “large morphological variability” is “diversity and inclusion.” Another word for “hybrids” among people who marry and have children and share their technology is “brothers and sisters.” These were all members of one human family. Evolutionists keep insisting on separating them into groups like the historical Darwin racists did (3 June 2021), trying to prove that natural selection is actually doing something. In this instance (probably smarting from their predecessors’ bad habits), the evolutionary paleoanthropologists resisted the urge to give it a new species name like “Homo hershkovitchensis” or something else.
In the video, Dr Yossi Zaidner sums up the status: “It’s clear that human evolution was much more complex than we thought before.” You can now toss all the National Geographic and Time-Life magazines and books that showed the outdated, inaccurate, false and misleading “March of Progress” images. What a shame. All that effort by the Leakeys down the drain.
Rolf Quam of Binghamton University says in the Phys.org piece, “This is a complicated story, but what we are learning is that the interactions between different human species in the past were much more convoluted than we had previously appreciated.” After being wrong so many times, maybe it’s time to trash the story and start over.
“It’s complicated” – the death rattle of a dying paradigm. Don’t get sucked into the emotional fervor over a new hominid fossil, because everything you knew was wrong before, it’s wrong now, and it will be wrong again. The media are shameless with their smiling expressions of dazzled excitement at each new fossil announcement. They should be weeping for dying Daddy Darwin.
What I’d like to point out (again) is how ridiculous the human evolution story is for believers in Deep Time. The moyboys expect us to believe that our brethren (who all interacted and shared technology) lived amongst one another for over 140,000 years—maybe up to half a million years—and never once in all that time learned to ride a horse, plant a farm or build a city. I cannot stress enough how absurd that is, but these ‘experts’ cannot see it. Many creationists don’t seem to point this out, either; it is a powerful evidence against Deep Time.
We know what humans are like. They are restless, creative, inventive – always looking for easier ways to do things. They build weapons and tools. They create art. They talk and share ideas. In just 6,000 years of recorded human history, human beings went from grass shacks to the moon and built the internet. The Bible accords with this; people groups were building cities soon after creation, and again after the Flood. The skulls in caves that they are finding are probably the remains of the first migrants after Babel trying to survive, or maybe they were the outcasts of people groups who were building cities elsewhere.
Evolutionists are forced by their Darwin-drunk worldview to imagine that their smart, upright-walking, fire-using, tool-making intelligent brothers and sisters just sat in caves scraping rocks against rocks for 14 times the amount of history that we can verify from written records. That credulity alone makes them incompetent as thinkers, but it’s worse. Over and over they have lied to us about the latest “dramatic discovery” that “sheds light on human evolution.” Why do we fall for it? These people may know how to sift dirt in caves with teaspoons and scan skulls with lasers, but they are philosophical losers. Turn them off now before the next EYKIW blast on the loudspeaker.
It is especially disgusting to watch these ‘experts’ pushing their propaganda right in the land of Israel, where the Shema is declared each Sabbath, “Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) Some of the team members at Tel Aviv University might be ‘practicing’ Jews who go through the ritual, mouthing the words like pantomimes for show. But just like in later Old Testament times, they long ceased to believe it. Over and over since Moses gave this command—even under Moses’ leadership—the Israelites lusted after other gods, especially the Baals. Darwin Daddy, the Bearded Buddha, is their Baal now. Would that a new Elijah could arise and take these losers up on Mt Carmel again to challenge them, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Darwin, then follow him.”