Human evolution Intelligent Design

Macaque study casts doubt on early human tool use

A wise approach going forward would be to find the tools first before making assumptions. Note the gratuitous slur at the end of the media release: “We are so used to trying to prove that humans are unique, that similarities with other primates are often neglected. Studying living primates today may offer crucial clues that have been overlooked in the past.” Sorry, bodkins. We don’t have to do anything to prove humans are unique. The fact that you are studying macaques for a journal while they wreck their teeth on sand and grit demonstrates that fact beyond reasonable doubt. And thoughtful people should be suspicious of UNreasonable doubt.

Human evolution Intelligent Design

Palmer Study Course On Intelligent Design: Human Exceptionalism 6, Part 1

From the course unit: Darwin claimed that bipedality would have been the first indication of apes evolving into humans. But after searching for evidence of increasing bipedality, the best scientists can do is claim that hominids were facultatively (optionally) bipedal. All apes today are facultatively bipedal. Is that a convincing argument that humans and apes are closely related? What other fossil evidence shows us the distinct difference between apes and humans?

Human evolution Intelligent Design

Mystery: Modern humans lived in a cave in France 10,000 years earlier than thought — then vanished

At Nature: A study published on 9 February in Science Advances argues that distinctive stone tools and a lone child’s tooth were left by Homo sapiens during a short stay, some 54,000 years ago — and not by Neanderthals, who lived in the rock shelter for thousands of years before and after that time.