Descent of Modern Humans

“Most of the familiar specimens of Homo erectus and of archaic humans known from the Pleistocene were not members of populations ancestral to us.”

Harpending, H.C., et al. 1998. Genetic traces of ancient demography. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95: 1961-1967.

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Scientists are beginning to recognize that the hominid fossil record is littered with species that could not have been ancestors of modern humans.1 A creation model in which one template was used to produce modern humans fits the data better than the multiregional model.

Even the National Geographic,2 which is extremely evolutionary in their perspective, contained a telling graphic in a recent article:

Dmaniski hominids

This graphic indicates a growing acknowledgment in anthropologic circles - that scientists don't really know who man's ancestors are and what, if any, species might lie in the line of descent to modern man.


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  1. Harpending, H.C., et al. 1998. Genetic traces of ancient demography. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95: 1961-1967.

  2. Gore, R. 2002. New Find. National Geographic. August, 2002, p. 2.

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