Revisiting an icon of evolution

Print Article

Some years ago I wrote an article here arguing that evidence indicated Neanderthal was not an evolutionary sub-human ancestor. They were in fact fully human. What has been learned since then only strengthens the case.

Recent DNA sequencing indicates that the Neandertal genome is incredibly similar to ours, and well within the range of diversity of modern man. In fact the evidence suggests “modern humans” and Neanderthals interbred.

Archaeological evidence, such as sophisticated spears and stone tools, the controlled use of fire, building huts from animal skins, making flutes out of bear femurs, and the ceremonial burial of their dead, strongly confirms that Neandertals possessed an intellectual and spiritual capacity like our own. A recent PloS paper referencing bone carving supports the growing speculation they had comparable cognition to modern Humans.

While evolutionists still want to believe Neanderthal is some primitive sub-human species in our “evolutionary past,” the evidence is telling us otherwise. The fossil evidence does not show the gradual evolution of humans from ape-like forerunners. Instead, modern humans appear abruptly in the fossil record and are highly distinct from previous ape-like forms, such as the Australopithecines. If Neanderthals lived with us today we’d be sharing the newspaper, and having coffee together. Neanderthal as an evolutionary link belongs on the scrap heap of evolutionary claims.

TIM KNAPP

Clark Fork

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

The process of going from an idea to a bill

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee The Friday before last was the final day that potential bills were able to be introduced into our afternoon committees in the House. This deadline resulted in a flurry of activity among the legislato...

Comments

Read More

Democratic Party should just concede election now

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee I firmly believe the Democratic Party should cease their “doomed to failure” search for a viable and electable candidate for president next November. They do not have a sane man or woman in the group...

Comments

Read More

United we will stand, divided we will fall

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Our country is being attacked. Dark forces are working from outside and inside our borders to weaken us. Now, many good and innocent people are working to advance the dark agenda. We need to stand ...

Comments

Read More

Festival at Sandpoint: The show must go on

February 13, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Dear Festival at Sandpoint friends: Festival lovers and the Festival Board are reaching out to you to assure you that the show will go on! We know you are aware of at least some of the challenges we...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2020 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X