Friday, December 08, 2006

So Now We Know....

Did you ever wonder how people of the same nation can have such careeningly wild viewpoints on issues? Why some of us follow the teachings that we should be tolerant and loving to our neighbors, while others practically damn them to existences no human being should endure?

Well....the answer is, they're NOT human, at least not all human!
On November 28, 1998 a chance discovery turned up the 24,500-year-old skeleton of a child at Abrigo do Lagar Velho, Portugal. The skeleton was that of a 4-year-old child. He had been buried with a pierced shell and sprinkled with ochre. The ochre was only found immediately next to the body, implying that he had been wrapped in some material with the ochre inside of it. ( Duarte et al, 1999, p. 7604). The discoverers, after examining the skeleton, called Erik Trinkaus in to examine the remains because they suspected that the child was of mixed Neanderthal-modern human parentage. Trinkaus confirmed the mixture of traits in this child. This is the first demonstrable hybrid and as such it has important implications for anthropology and Christian apologetics.
At least now we know how Republicans came into being, although I find it most ironic that the same people who largely back Creation theory are the ones who disprove it outright: after all, if God made us in His image, what the hell are Neanderthals doing in the mix?

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