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November 9, 2013

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Q: Are those fossilized skulls human?

A: Since 1991 an archaeological team working in the country of Georgia has uncovered an assortment of fossilized bones, including several skulls. But the most recent of these, called “Skull 5,” looks like it has parts that don’t even go together. In fact it features a mosaic of traits that evolutionary anthropologists ordinarily assign to several different early human species.

Besides the low cranial capacity of this skull, many other features of the Skull 5 cranial/jaw combo also fail to meet normal expectations of a human skull. The face seems too sloped, the jaw juts too much, the nasal bones are too flat, the mandible is too big, the zygomatic arch—which makes room for powerful jaw muscles—is too capacious to be plausibly classified as a normal Homo erectus, AiG’s Dr. David Menton explains.

Did Skull 5 at Dmanisi belong to a human or an ape? Was it an unusual human variation or a person suffering from disease, deficiency, or deformity? While some questions remain unanswered, only an evolutionary worldview determined to see the transitions in humanity’s supposed evolutionary origins puzzles over where to place it in the evolutionary story.

Read the whole article by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell for photos and more details of the excavation discoveries.

Get Equipped

Get EquippedThe New Answers Book 2

Chapter 8 of The New Answers Book 2 answers the question, “Did Humans Really Evolve from Apelike Creatures?” Author Dr. David Menton begins with the starting assumptions of both biblical creation and evolution, then evaluates the evidence for human evolution.

News to Know Quick Look

Do Chimp Alarm Calls Reveal How Human Language Evolved? Does the chimpanzee ability to see-a-snake and sound-a-signal recapitulate the evolutionary underpinnings of human language?

Scorpion Venom Is No Match for Mighty Mouse: Not a poison but a pain-killer, scorpion venom is a vain deterrent to hungry grasshopper mice.

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Answers Conversation podcast

This week Steve Ham talks with AiG staff scientist Dr. Georgia Purdom to answer the question, “Why Is the Idea of Millions of Years So Contrary to the Bible?

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The Origin of Old-Earth Geology, Part 4
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Pray for AiG

Thank God for the marvelous turnout for our first annual Latin Day at the Creation Museum last Saturday.

Pray for Ken Ham and Dr. Terry Mortenson as they speak at a three-day conference in Bolivia next week.


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