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What about Neanderthals?
Neanderthals: From a Creationist worldview
Next to dinosaurs, Neanderthals are used to further the evolution fairy tale. Nevertheless, we must realize both sides have the same fossils, but we have different worldview from which we view those fossils. We have seen the how far evolution believers will go to support their worldview.
We have been conditioned into believing that Neanderthals were these dumb, apelike prehistoric subhuman that if you dare challenges this evolutionary idea you are considered anti science, uneducated, or whatever the new dig is this week.
The lies, fraud an deliberate hoaxes may have exposed, but the ideas and drawings that were unleashed still permeate the evolutionary mind set.
“Neanderthals were often portrayed as very primitive, dumb and apish looking, while modern humans, according to evolution, were more 'refined'. These suppositions were never based on morphology and/or hard science, they were based on slanting the data to fit preconceived notions of how early man was supposed to look. As any forensic practitioner knows, it is IMPOSSIBLE, from a skeleton, to identify; extent of hair covering, hair color, nose shape, lip shape, skin color and race. Often is not even possible to properly identify the sex of the individual. What is presented as facts in many of the evolutionary "proofs", in reality are the imagination of the artist. Consider that most anthropologists only have fragments of Neanderthal bones to work with. It is very easy to see that their presuppositions can influence their findings.”
“Darwin, in his Descent of Man, explains that his objective was to show that there is no fundamental difference between man and higher mammals. According to Darwin, there was a lineal descendant of all the organisms reaching up to man. He emphasized that there were no special creations from God along this lineage but all were connected through gradual evolutionary change. Man was no exception. Evolutionists have a compelling reason to demonstrate an evolutionary link between man and ape."
“When it is announced that an ape-like fossil is found, the news media lavishes uncritical ink and abundance space to the claims generated by the find. Time after time, however, when the original find of a supposed fossil link to man is announced, there follows a debate marked by confusion about what was really found. Historically, for the hopeful evolutionists, it has become a big disappointment.” In other words, BIG media blitz, followed by hushed debate, concluding in a silent retraction, or reclassification, while the layperson is still blinded by the sequins in their eyes.
“The general public is rarely informed of the deep-seated uncertainty about human origins that is reflected in these statements by scientific experts. Instead, we are simply fed the latest version of somebody’s theory, without being told that paleontologists themselves cannot agree over it. And typically, the theory is illustrated with fanciful drawings of cave men, or human actors wearing heavy makeup.” Jonathan Wells, Icons of Evolution: Science and Myth (Regnery Publishing, Washington DC, 2001), p. 225.
Mythical Reconstructions-oh the imaginations of the evolution believers
"Despite some differences in forehead size, brow ridges, posture, etc., there is no reason to doubt that Neanderthals were fully human. There were clearly medical reasons for some of the anatomical differences arthritis, rickets, lack of vitamin D, and nutritional deprivation could cause bone problems that would account for some major differences they are not because Neanderthals were non-humans. Neanderthals living in Ice Age climates certainly would have been susceptible to such problems."
"Rickets is a vitamin D deficiency. People that do not have the proper amount of vitamin D develop rickets, which is a bending and thickening of some of the skeletal bones. The Neanderthal population lived during the Pleistocene Epoch, sometimes called the ice ages. They would spend most of their time in caves. They would tend to wear fur clothing, which covered most of the skin. All of these factors would not allow enough exposure to the sun and would therefore produce rickets. The first Neanderthal skeletons that were analyzed all show features characteristic with rickets. Once again, this is a non-evolutionary explanation for Neanderthal features." Ivanhoe, F. Was Virchow Right about Neanderthal? Nature. 227:578
“Neanderthal was just as human as us, and his stooped appearance was because of arthritis and rickets. Neanderthals are now recognized as skilled hunters, believers in an after-life, and even skilled surgeons, as seen in one skeleton whose withered right arm had been amputated above the elbow.” (source: "Upgrading Neanderthal Man", Time Magazine, May 17, 1971, Vol. 97, No. 20)
Worldview and Conclusions
There are no ape-men. All those half-ape, half-man ape-men and man-apes, are imaginary monsters created by the fiendish mind of the God deniers and promulgated by men. The theory of "the descent of man," is currently taught as gospel truth and historical fact by most of today's "educators”, sadly. Our kids are being indoctrinated 35 hours a week in public school on what to think, not how to think critically.
“Neanderthals are/were a direct descendant of Adam and Eve. They were fully human and a products of their environment (Ice Age). Neanderthals were hardly inferior to the modern human. They simply did not have advanced technology as we know it today. Neanderthals were larger brained, more muscular, extremely strong, and longer-lived than modern man. When we consider ALL the facts we can see the complete picture, and it shows us that Neanderthals were not as primitive as evolutionists would like us to believe. Biblical creationists believe there were never any “sub humans.” Neanderthals were just one more group of people who split off after the Tower of Babel. It takes more faith to believe in the myth evolutionism and more faith to believe this incredible, fictitious, ever changing, fairy tale of man's origins than it does to accept God's simple, beautiful, inspired explanation in His Word!”