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ScienceDaily: “Europe’s Ancestors: Cro-Magnon 28,000 Years Old Had DNA Like Modern Humans” Cro-Magnon Man, you may be 28,000 years old, but you haven’t changed a bit!
A team of geneticists led by scientists at the University of Ferrara and the University of Florence have shown that a Cro-Magnoid individual allegedly 28,000 years old was genetically and anatomically consistent with modern humans.
Cro-Magnons are considered by evolutionists to be the earliest modern humans.
Cro-Magnons are considered by evolutionists to be the earliest modern humans (despite evidence of modernity by Neanderthals) and are thought to have migrated to Europe some 40,000 years ago.
To overcome the risk of contamination, the researchers programmed the computer with the DNA sequences of all people who had previously had contact with the fossil. Nonetheless, the researchers wrote, one Cro-Magnon individual “carried a mtDNA sequence that is still common in Europe . . . demonstrating a genealogical continuity across 28,000 years, from Cro-Magnoid to modern Europeans.”
Of course, for evolutionists, this “proves” that Neanderthals were neither modern humans nor ancestors of modern humans; the report points out that the anatomical differences between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons/modern humans are now clearly associated with genetic differences. But anatomical differences—and minor genetic differences—don’t make a human being more or less human. Cro-Magnons were certainly modern humans, but we can also identify Neanderthals as modern by identifying their behavior—living in groups, burying their dead, creating artwork, using sophisticated hunting techniques, and so forth. Furthermore, the anatomical differences are so minor that it would be easy to pass a Neanderthal off as a “modern” human by dressing him in modern clothing.
When we start from the Bible, it’s no surprise that we find numerous variants of humanity, all genetically similar, but all exhibiting modern behavior. There are minor genetic differences, yes, because of varying anatomical structures; but these do not somehow remove the image of God imprinted on every human.
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