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Those Neanderthals were always too dumb to know how dumb we needed them to be

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Which proves their inferiority:

An article in the digital magazine Aeon looks at the evolution of Neanderthals. Not their evolution in geologic time, but the evolution of how evolutionists and science popularizers depict them.

The article assumes modern evolutionary theory, so it comes with the usual raft of unsupported pro-evolution claims typical of mainstream science journalism. But it is refreshing for frankly spotlighting how the “facts” about Neanderthals have evolved over the years.

To see, click on the Aeon article and compare the recent depiction of a Neanderthal family at the top of the article to the Edwardian era newspaper depiction of a Neanderthal a few paragraphs down. In the recent depiction, from a museum exhibit, the Neanderthal family looks intelligent and civilized. A couple of them are even gazing off into the middle distance, as if working out something profound. In contrast, the stooped and uber-hairy Neanderthal in the newspaper clipping from a century ago looks like he could successfully blend in with a community of tolerant gorillas. In the clipping, the caption under this artist’s conception confidently states, “An Accurate Reconstruction.”Jonathan Witt, “The Evolution of Neanderthal Spin” at <Evolution News and Science Today:

By the way, seriously, was your boss a Neanderthal too?

At one time, decades ago, these guys ruled the financial industry. But heck, we all made money in those days.

See also: Neanderthal Man: The long-lost relative turns up again, this time with documents

A deep and abiding need for Neanderthals to be stupid. Why?

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In any Darwinian scheme, someone must be the subhuman. Otherwise, there is no beginning to human history.

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