A Good Caveman is Hard To Find

A little fact checking on your family tree...

 

 

But, how many of these ape-men really belong in the drawing, and in the order in which they are placed. A search of the literature in the mid 1990's showed that these diagrams are fabrications.

 

 

 

Pliopithecus - Now classified as an extinct ancestral ape.

 

(source - "Early Man" Life Nature Library, Time-Life International: Netherlands, 1969 p:36)

 

 

 

Proconsul - Now classified as an extinct monkey-like creature.

 

(source - Science News, Dec 15, 1990 p:380)

 

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Dryopithecus - Now classified as an extinct ape.

 

(source - Dr Duane T. Gish "Evolution - The Fossils Say No!", Creation-Life Pub: San Diego (USA), 1978 p:102)

 

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Oreopithecus - Now classified as an extinct primate. A dead-end in human evolution.

 

(source - "Early Man" Life Nature Library, Time-Life International: Netherlands, 1969 p:31)

 

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Ramapithecus - Now classified as an ape-like creature on the ancestry of the orangutan.

 

(source - New Scientist, Vol. 28, Jan 1982 p:48)

 

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Australopithecus - Now classified as an ape-like creature, most likely an ancestor of the pygmy chimp.

 

(source - CexN Technical Journal, Vol. 6, part 1, 1992 p:11)

 

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Paranthropus - Now reclassified Australopithecus robustus.

 

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Advanced Australopithecus - Unknown (confusion).

 

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Homo habilis - Now classified as an Australopithecine ape (confusion).

 

(source - New Scientist, May 21, 1987 p:27)

 

New Kenyan Fossils Challenge Established Views On Early Evolution Of Our Genus Homo

Date: August 13, 2007

Source: New York University

Summary: Two new fossils cast fresh light on a little understood and important period of human prehistory at the dawn of our own genus, Homo. One of the two fossils, an upper jaw bone of Homo habilis (KNM-ER 42703), dates from 1.44 million years ago, which is more recent than previously known fossils of that species. This late-survivor shows that Homo habilis and Homo erectus lived side by side in eastern Africa for nearly half a million years.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070813093132.htm

 

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Homo erectus - Confusion as to what to classify them.

 

(source - G.P. Rightmire, "The evolution of Homo erectus", Cambridge University press: Cambridge, 1990 p:86)

 

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As many species as there are researchers

Marcia Ponce de León, who is also an anthropologist at the University of Zurich, points out another reason: paleoanthropologists often tacitly assumed that the fossil they had just found was representative for the species, i.e. that it aptly demonstrated the characteristics of the species. Statistically this is not very likely, she says, but nevertheless there were researchers who proposed up to five contemporary species of early "Homo" in Africa, including "Homo habilis," "Homo rudolfensis," "Homo ergaster" and "Homo erectus." Ponce de León sums up the problem as follows: "At present there are as many subdivisions between species as there are researchers examining this problem."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017173906.htm

 

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A report in New Scientist dated January 16, 1993, entitled On the Origin of Races stated: They are now proposing nothing less than the complete abolition of Homo erectus, on the grounds that the species is insufficiently distinct from Homo sapiens. All fossil remains of Homo erectus and archaic Homo sapiens (including Neanderthals) should be reclassified into a single species, Homo sapiens, which is to be subdivided only into races. With this recommendation in place Rhodesian Man simply equals Us.

 

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Unique skull find rebuts theories on species diversity in early humans

Date: October 17, 2013

Source: University of Zurich

Summary: Paleoanthropologists have uncovered the intact skull of an early Homo individual in Dmanisi, Georgia. This find is forcing a change in perspective in the field of paleoanthropology: human species diversity two million years ago was much smaller than presumed thus far. However, diversity within the Homo erectus, the first global species of human, was as great as in humans today.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017173906.htm

 

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Archaic (early) Homo sapiens - Now classified as a race of early modern human. (Fossil mixture)

 

(source - D. Pilbeam "The origins of Homo sapiens: The Fossil Evidence", in "Major Topics in Primate and Human Evolution", B. Wood et al (eds), Cambridge University press: Cambridge, 1986 p:333)

 

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Solo Man - Now classified as a Homo erectus.

 

(source - Martin Lubenow, "Bones of Contention", Baker Book House: Michigan (USA), 1992 p:171)

 

Solo man’s resemblance to Java man and Peking man has led some scholars to consider him a late example of Homo erectus in Asia, H.e. soloensis. Others believe Solo man is a regional variant of widespread early Homo sapiens populations, also including the Neanderthal peoples of Europe and the Rhodesioid peoples of Africa. The Solo fossils were originally given the genus name Javanthropus.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/553484/Solo-man

 

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Rhodesian Man - Now classified as an archaic Homo sapiens.

 

(source - Martin Lubenow, "Bones of Contention", Baker Book House: Michigan (USA), 1992 p:171)

Most current experts believe Rhodesian Man to be within the group of Homo heidelbergensis though other designations such as Homo sapiens arcaicus and Homo sapiens rhodesiensis have also been proposed.

 

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Homo heidelbergensis was only slightly taller than the Neanderthal

Date: June 6, 2012

Source: Plataforma SINC

Summary: The reconstruction of 27 complete human limb bones found in Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain) has helped to determine the height of various species of the Pleistocene era. Homo heilderbergensis, like Neanderthals, were similar in height to the current population of the Mediterranean.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120606075323.htm

 

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A report in New Scientist dated January 16, 1993, entitled On the Origin of Races stated: They are now proposing nothing less than the complete abolition of Homo erectus, on the grounds that the species is insufficiently distinct from Homo sapiens. All fossil remains of Homo erectus and archaic Homo sapiens (including Neanderthals) should be reclassified into a single species, Homo sapiens, which is to be subdivided only into races. With this recommendation in place Rhodesian Man simply equals Us.

 

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Neanderthal - Now classified as a variety or race of modern Homo sapiens.

 

(source - Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 32, 1957 p:348-363)

 

Neanderthal

The Neanderthal or Neandertal was a species of Homo (Homo (sapiens) neanderthalensis) that inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia from about 230,000 to 29,000 years ago, during the Middle Paleolithic period.

 

Neanderthals were adapted to the cold, as shown by their large braincases, short but robust builds, and large noses are traits selected by nature in cold climates, as observed in modern sub-arctic populations.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/n/neanderthal.htm

 

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Neanderthal genome yields insights into human evolution and evidence of interbreeding with modern humans

Date: May 6, 2010

Source: University of California - Santa Cruz

Summary: After extracting ancient DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of Neanderthals, scientists have obtained a draft sequence of the Neanderthal genome, yielding important new insights into the evolution of modern humans. Among their findings is evidence that shortly after early modern humans migrated out of Africa, some of them interbred with Neanderthals, leaving bits of Neanderthal DNA sequences scattered through the genomes of present-day non-Africans.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100506141549.htm

 

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Non-Africans are part Neanderthal, genetic research shows

Date: July 18, 2011

Source: University of Montreal

Summary: Some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals and is found exclusively in people outside Africa, new research shows.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110718085329.htm

 

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Neanderthal lineages excavated from modern human genomes

Date: January 29, 2014

Source: University of Washington

Summary: A substantial fraction of the Neanderthal genome persists in modern human populations. A new approach for analyzing whole-genome sequencing data from 665 people from Europe and East Asia shows that more than 20 percent of the Neanderthal genome survives in the DNA of this contemporary group. Significant amounts of population-level DNA sequences might be obtained from extinct groups even in the absence of fossilized remains, because these archaic sequences might have been inherited by other individuals from whom scientists can gather genomic data.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140129134958.htm

 

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Cro-Magnon Man - Now classified as modern Homo sapiens.

 

(source - Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 6, 1968 p:792)

Cro-Magnon, population of early Homo sapiens dating from the Upper Paleolithic Period (c. 40,000 to c. 10,000 years ago) in Europe.

 

In 1868, in a shallow cave at Cro-Magnon near the town of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, a number of obviously ancient human skeletons were found. The cave was investigated by the French geologist Édouard Lartet, who uncovered five archaeological layers. The human bones found in the topmost layer proved to be between 10,000 and 35,000 years old. The prehistoric humans revealed by this find were called Cro-Magnon and have since been considered, along with Neanderthals (H. neanderthalensis), to be representative of prehistoric humans.

 

It is difficult to determine how long the Cro-Magnons lasted and what happened to them. Presumably they were gradually absorbed into the European populations that came later. Individuals with some Cro-Magnon characteristics, commonly called Cro-Magnoids, have been found in the Mesolithic Period (8000 to 5000 bc) and the Neolithic Period (5000 to 2000 bc).

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/143532/Cro-Magnon

 

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Ancient modern men—previously known as Cro-Magnon men— were essentially modern Homo sapiens. They would be unrecognizable if you saw them on the street today if they wore the same clothes as everybody else. Ancient modern men created paintings and sculptures, wore jewelry, made musical instruments and used dozens of different kinds of implements including tools to make tools. Cro-Magnon men were named after a French rock shelter where their fossils were first discovered in 1868. Homo sapien means "wise man." [Source: Rick Gore, National Geographic, September 1997; Rick Gore, National Geographic, July 2000, John Pfieffer, Smithsonian magazine, October 1986]

 

Modern Homo sapiens- Modern humans.

 

The reason for the disappearance of cavemen isn't the lack of caves, its that their all turning out to be men. I'll bet that's not taught in your / your child's school. Indocrination of the masses is a wonder to behold.  

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Comments (28)

  1. SEC

    Ah the contortions

    February 16, 2014
    1. EZWAYZ

      lol, but the facts never seem to make the text books, just the contortions

      February 16, 2014
      1. SEC

        That is because they’d have to concede an “inconvenient” truth if they did!

        February 16, 2014
        1. EZWAYZ

          science – truth, right? so educational science should = truth, right?

          February 16, 2014
          1. SEC

            One could wish I just saw an article that suggested that the teaching of science just might be called abysmal.

            February 16, 2014
            1. EZWAYZ

              it might but they probably couldn’t spell “abysmal” but I’m sure common core will solve the problem

              February 16, 2014
          2. SEC

            GAAAAAAAAK!
            http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/16/study-finds-that-one-in-four-americans-dont-understand-this-basic-scientific-fact-about-the-earth/

            February 16, 2014
            1. EZWAYZ

              I love public education!

              February 16, 2014
          3. SEC

            I bow to your mastery of sarcasm!

            February 16, 2014
            1. EZWAYZ

              I’m just another card carrying member of the flat earth society!

              February 16, 2014
          4. SEC

            LoL

            February 16, 2014
  2. Neighsayer

    So now you’re using evolutionary theory and paleotological arguments about creatures from 1 – 2 million years ago to support the New Earth Creationist’s worldview?

    February 17, 2014
    1. EZWAYZ

      I’m not arguing time here. This presents the fact from various sources (science daily, the encyclopedias, ect) that homo erectus – homo sapiens are really just homo sapiens. look at the sources instead of going off half cocked for once.

      February 17, 2014
  3. Neighsayer

    EZWAYZ
    it might but they probably couldn’t spell “abysmal” but I’m sure common core will solve the problem "

    - this from the guy who couldn’t spell “RINO.” LOL.

    You’d better just block me, both of you, ‘cause you piss me off and I can’t leave you alone.

    EZ, you are a dissembler, just online to increase confusion and ignorance in the world, and this post shows that you will do it by the most cynically erroneous methods imaginable.

    February 17, 2014
    1. EZWAYZ

      lol, if you can’t control yourself that’s a personal problem. I haven’t presented anything false here. you can check every source – science daily, the encyclopedias, ect. I’m here to cut through the lies.

      February 17, 2014
    2. EZWAYZ

      btw rebuttals usually use facts not rants, just sayin’

      February 17, 2014
      1. Neighsayer

        not necessary. Even if every early Man ever found was a dead end, it doesn’t hurt the principle, not for thinking people. And you can have the unthinking ones, you’ve already got them anyway.

        February 17, 2014
        1. EZWAYZ

          since were heading towards total dead ends with the “ancestors of homo sapiens” it kinda does hurt the principle, if you think about it.

          February 17, 2014
          1. Neighsayer

            no – because I did think about it, and that’s not what came up. Fossils are extremely rare, and the odds of finding a linear family tree are very, very bad in the first place. Even if this bunch of animals is completely unconnected, it still shows a progression, more primitive forms in older sites. If anyone actually taught “this is the family tree,” then I agree, that was wrong. But the general idea is still correct.

            February 17, 2014
            1. EZWAYZ

              being unconnected doesn’t show progression, it shows an old animal at an old site and a new animal at a new site. two unrelated animals at two unrelated sites at two unrelated periods of time doesn’t proof anything except that there are two animals.

              February 17, 2014
          2. Neighsayer

            Well, this argument proves you’re OK with fossils, dating, and amimals coming and going over millions of years, and that’s certainly some progress!

            February 18, 2014
            1. EZWAYZ

              This post hasn’t been about dating (except overlap and chronology). This post for my part has simply been to disprove the supposed “family tree” and there certainly was progress there

              February 18, 2014
          3. Neighsayer

            LOL

            February 18, 2014
          4. Neighsayer

            half of those guys are one-offs anyway . . .

            February 18, 2014
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  4. cjb321

    This is interesting. Thanks! Never know exactly what “Homo Sapiens” meant. Not sure it fits. lol

    February 17, 2014
    1. EZWAYZ

      well in my case…

      February 17, 2014
  5. Neighsayer

    You realize that Darwin is not our God, right? That people who see evolution for the ubiquitous fact it is aren’t just worshiping some old book by some dead guy with a long beard, right?
    You realize that the sciences of life keep marching on, building and growing in accuracy and usefulness, largely due to the greater understanding that evolutionary concepts have brought?
    Right?

    February 17, 2014
    1. EZWAYZ

      and you realize that all I’ve done here is quote work by scientists that keeping putting nails in evolution’s “human family tree” coffin, right?

      February 17, 2014