How are intelligent design and creationists interpreting the recent “baffling” fossils in Georgia?

10 Dec

The recent “baffling” fossil discovery in Georgia (not pecan pie Georgia) has many evolutionary paleontologists perplexed (a mixture of human-like fossils from thought to be different ancestry lines and years all discovered in the same place). But what are intelligent design and creationist scientists making of this discovery?

A skeleton excavated from Sima de los Huesos, Spain

The baffling discovery of DNA evidence that does not fit with current theories of human evolution is causing scientists to rethink the whole story of human biological development, Juan Luis Arsuaga, a paleoanthropologist at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, told The New York Times this week.

The Times, interviewing only believers in Darwinian evolution, reported the retrieval of ancient human DNA from a fossil dating back about 400,000 years. The fossil came from a cave in Spain where 28 nearly complete skeletons have previously been found. Since researchers believe all 28 of the skeletons are from the Neanderthal species, they expected the new fossil would also be a Neanderthal. Much to their surprise, DNA analysis suggests the fossil is of Denisovan origin.

This finding perplexes evolutionists who believe the Neanderthals lived in Asia and Western Europe, while Denisovans were thought to be limited to East Asia, nearly 4,000 miles from the cave where the fossil was discovered in Spain. Since it is doubtful that a Denisovan could have traveled that far, evolutionists have no explanation for the presence of a Denisovan fossil among the Neanderthals.

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One Response to “How are intelligent design and creationists interpreting the recent “baffling” fossils in Georgia?”

  1. AD December 10, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Reblogged this on High on Science & Tech – H.O.S.T.

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