Monday, December 19, 2016

Neanderthals belonged to the human species

Here is a new BBC interview about the story of human evolution:
It’s been roughly 200,000 years since the first anatomically modern humans, our species Homo sapiens, arose in Africa, and since then we’ve pretty much got everywhere. Our amazing story is written into our genes, mixed up with genes of the other early humans - such as Neanderthals - that we met and mated with along the way. This genetic journey is the subject of a new book - A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - by writer, broadcaster and geneticist Adam Rutherford.
No, Rutherford tells a different story. He says that the African hominids and Neanderthals belonged to the same species.

So maybe modern humans originated in Europe, as a result of Neanderthal-African interbreeding and subsequent evolution.

He also says that "we are no more or less evolved than any other organism on Earth." [at 6:02]

Yes, I think that we are more evolved than sharks, cockroaches, and termites. Leftists like to deny that any person or animal is better than any other, but this is ridiculous. A typical dictionary definition for evolve is "to change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex, or more advanced state". Yes, we are better, more complex, and more advanced.

Leftist-atheist-evolutionist Jerry Coyne complains about this statement:
the theory of evolution represents a philosophical worldview: “Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion — a full-fledged alternative to Christianity.”
Yes, evolutionists denying human evolution is ideological, while Christianity and other religions teach that humans are better than animals.

Meanwhile, I guess it has suddenly become acceptable to compare the President to a monkey again.

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