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Human Beings

Modern neanderthal man and woman artwork

The first fossils proposed as links between apes and mankind were the “cave men” called Neanderthals. The Neanderthal was originally portrayed as a “beetle-browed, barrel-chested, bow-legged brute” (a suitable ancestor for a mugger, if nothing else!). The creationists in those days responded, “Hey, wait a minute. Neanderthals are just plain people, some of whom suffered bone diseases.” The first Neanderthals discovered came from harsh inland environments in Europe, where they could easily have suffered skeletal abnormalities, especially from lack of seafood with iodine in the diet and from shortage during the long winters of sun-induced vitamin D necessary for calcium absorption…

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Darwin Given Credit for Non-Darwinian Observations

School of silver fish

Darwinian evolution is supposed to refer to the origin of new species by means of natural selection. That was in the title of Darwin’s book. There are two ways Darwinians can claim that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” One is to make evolution refer to every change of every kind – no matter what caused it. The other way is to redefine “sense” to encompass nonsense. Here we will see examples of both…

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