Anthropology

April 5

Museum dioramas commonly depict Neanderthal man as primitive and backward. For over 100 years the world was led to believe that Neanderthal was a link between mankind and apelike creatures. Instead of considering Adam as a perfect man falling from paradise, people started to believe mankind arose from brute beasts. Dr. Rudolf Virchow, the father of modern pathology, examined the original Neanderthal bones in 1872 and proclaimed that Neanderthal was fully human. However, evolutionists ignored this expert opinion and went on a highly successful 100-year road and museum show, implying and/ or proclaiming that Neanderthal was an intermediate between man and some apelike creature.

Recent studies have shown that Virchow was totally correct in saying that Neanderthals were completely human. The only reason for the hunched appearance and thickened bones of the early specimens was their affliction with bone diseases such as arthritis and rickets. Neanderthal man, Heidelberg man, and Cro-Magnon man were all completely human. Artists' pictures of them, especially with wild long hair and brutish features, are pure imagination and designed to reinforce the belief in evolution.

In the Beginning, p. 11-13

For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers... they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach....
 - Titus 1: 10, 11

May 23 

Anthropology

Both ethnologists and anthropologists have presented abundant evidence that a monogamous [one partner], permanent marriage has everywhere and in all ages been the ideal form of family life. True happiness, true fulfillment, and true accomplishment of God's purposes involve obeying God's command that a man be united to his wife and become one with her. What woman wouldn't want the man to whom she is willing to give her life, to dedicate himself to her alone with a lifelong and permanent commitment?

Monogamy can hardly be a product of evolution, since it is not commonly found with primates or most other animals. If evolution were true, then it would be a major advantage to any animal to have multiple offspring by multiple mates in order to more successfully propagate its genes. Thus, why shouldn't the preferred human relationship be for each man to randomly impregnate as many women as possible? Although this arrangement is common in degenerating civilizations, it has always been considered abhorrent behavior and drives the downfall of a society.

Following evolutionary principles to their logical conclusions result in disastrous consequences.

The Genesis Record, p. 102

"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'... 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?..." Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." - Matthew 19: 4-6

June 4 

Anthropology

Every culture in the world organizes their schedule around a seven-day week. Historians who reject the Bible have always been puzzled concerning the origin of this system. The seven-day week does not fit into the 365 1/ 4 days of the solar year nor the lunar month of 29 days. The seven-day week could only have come from the pattern set by God as a reminder of the seven-day creation period. Throughout documented history, experience has proven the seven-day week to be the most satisfactory way of organizing man's life.

For example, both the French and Russian revolutionaries tried to abolish it, as did the government of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the 1960s. In each case it was a disaster. One rest day out of eight or ten days is too long an interval- one day in six is too short- one day in seven is just right. All three governments had to revert back to a seven-day week. How interesting that even communist and atheist cultures are forced to acknowledge the Creator in how they organize their calendars!

Myths and Miracles, p. 48-49

The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested.   - Exodus 31: 16-17

July 3

Anthropology

Although claims of ape-to-man links frequently make headlines, rarely is it even mentioned, as these claims invariably are proven false! One of many examples of the poor quality of evidence used to support evolution is the single tooth commonly known as Nebraska Man. This tooth was publicized a genuine "missing link" and was used as evidence during the famous 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee.

A vivid reconstruction was commissioned, based on the only evidence-a single tooth found in Nebraska and a few supposed tools. This was one of the main pieces of hard evidence used to swing public opinion in favor of evolution and ridicule the biblical account of creation. Later excavations uncovered the rest of the remains and found that it was not the tooth of a man, an ape, or an ape-man. This single tooth, used mightily to shake the public's confidence in the Word of God, actually turned out to be the tooth of an extinct wild pig. The new discovery did not receive the publicity it had received when it was presented as a missing link, leaving most people with the impression that an ape-to-man link had been found.

Interestingly, every ape-to-man link used to support evolution during the Scopes Monkey Trial has since been debunked or withdrawn. Despite this lack of evidence, the dogma of evolution continues to be taught as if it were a fact of science.

The Illustrated Origins Answer Book, p. 36

...So turn away from godless chatter and the opposing of ideas of what is falsely called knowledge. -1 Timothy 6:20

September 4

Anthropology

Paleontologists have been searching for transitional bones linking modern man to some apelike creature for over a century. Java Man, discovered by Eugene DuBois in the early 1890's, was one of the first proposed links. DuBois reasoned that if he was going to find the ancestor of an apelike creature in the process of turning into a man, he should go to where apes currently lived. Dubois went to the South Pacific island of Java and found a variety of fossilized bones. For decades he promoted these fossils as proof of the existence of "apeman." These bones consisted of a very apelike skull cap found in the same vicinity of a humanlike thigh bone. The thigh bone was found one year later and about 46 feet away from the skull cap.

It wasn't until many years later, when very little additional evidence had been found to support the apeman concept, that DuBois' find was widely accepted as evidence for the existence of apeman. Only after this wide acceptance had occurred did DuBois reveal that fully human bones had been found in the same deposit. If fully human bones were found in the same location, how could Java Man be the ancestor of humans?

This is the quality of the evidence which is still being used to promote the idea that man evolved from animals. The Bible clearly states that man was created from the beginning, in God's image. The physical evidence clearly supports this biblical truth.

Bones of Contention, p. 86-120

Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness..." -Genesis 1:26

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