The First Tibetans?
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
Timescales for the alleged evolution of so-called hominids are highly problematic, even for evolutionists. The rocks in which such fossils are found are sedimentary, while the radiometric dating methods needed for deep-time estimations work only on igneous rocks.
Yet, a recent report dates a fossilized hominid finger bone, found in Tibet, at 160,000 years. In the report, researchers refer to taking DNA samples. This would indicate that the finger is not fully fossilized and that some soft tissue remains. Immediately we spot an inconsistency – that researchers are comfortable with “modern” dating techniques to be used on hominid soft tissue but not on dinosaur soft tissue found elsewhere. But, leaving that on one side, DNA comparisons are made with other creatures’ DNA samples, and their similarities compared against supposed evolutionary patterns to yield the date of 160,000 years. Carbon-dating, contrary to popular opinion, does not yield dates in excess of 100,000 years, so this was not used.
Further analysis of the DNA reveals some relationships for this early Tibetan. It turns out that this proto-Tibetan is one of our old friends – the Denisovans. These are alleged to be one of three hominid species on earth up to 200,000 years ago – the others being homo sapiens and neanderthals. As we have discussed before, since Denisovans could interbreed with humans, they were, in fact, full humans and not another species at all. Whenever this Tibetan lived, he or she was a descendant of Adam and Eve.
Prayer: Thank You for the world in which You have put us, Father God, and thank You for the beauty of Your creation everywhere. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. “First hominins on the Tibetan Plateau were Denisovans: Denisovan mandible likely represents the earliest hominin fossil on the Tibetan Plateau.” ScienceDaily, 1 May 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190501131405.htm>. Image: © PA, available under Fair Use.
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