webolife wrote:Time to revitalize this thread.
Here's a link I ran across recently:
Nice doorway to a variety of related topics which may interest the readers. I question some of the alleged dates, but aside from that find many of the evidences presented to be relevant to our discussion here.
I've been going over (lightly) a few of these topics on the two other threads dealing with Neanderthals ("Basajaun") recently and Danny Vendramini notes the sudden arrival of real humans on the planet which he assumes to be a punc-eek sort of thing. Again I don't see any possibility of that, again my page on these topics is a work in progress but it lives here:
http://www.bearfabrique.org/Catastrophi ... istory.htm
I've also had a couple of conversations with Troy Mclachlan recently and some of the info acquired that way needs to go into the new page. Troy's Purple Dawn page is beyond fascinating, and lives here:
http://saturndeathcult.com/the-sturn-de ... rple-haze/
The general concept I come to is that the real question is how long modern humans have been on this planet, and not how long they have existed. I also come to the conclusion that modern humans came here in at least two separate groups/waves, and that the two groups were genetically identical or close enough not to worry about the difference, but that the original cultures and technologies were substantially different. The Bible doesn't know anything about stone technologies, the atlatl, the purple age, or the neolithic world war against the Neanderthal. Wanting to believe that Adam and Eve were descended from Cro Magnons is thus like thinking some group to whom the internal combustion engine was totally alien, was descended from Americans.
Vendramini notes that the basic hominid tool kit had gone for a million years (his belief system) without meaningful change and then around 46K years ago or thereabouts according to standard reckoning, exploded into all kinds of new things, including fish hooks, harpoon tips, and needles (which an ice-age ape with a fur coat wouldn't need...).
Klein and others apparently view all of that as a lucky mutation but, again, that's an evoloser fairytale. The evidence indicates that humans got here via some sort of event which did not involve evolution.