Cavemen at the Crossroads
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”
Accounts of the supposed evolution of human beings read like the modern equivalent of fairy stories. These intricate fables often seem to mask the inability to reject evolutionary theories when they come up against unfortunate or difficult facts.
One such story tells of the migration of early homosapiens, migrating out of Africa to reach into Europe and Asia. In the Middle East, they encountered another species – homo neanderthalensis – in that area, often thought of as the crossroads of the world. The story suggests that there was interbreeding between homosapiens and neanderthals.
The reason for this fable is that DNA from neanderthals seems to have been detected in certain people groups, such as those in Europe, and not in others, such as those in Africa. This story, therefore, provides an explanation for the differences in DNA.
Of course, the concept of interbreeding with neanderthals does not cause creationists any concern. That is because, in common with some evolutionists, we would classify neanderthals as full human beings. Therefore, the interbreeding postulated is not that of one species with another but that of one tribe with another. That this should have occurred should not be considered remarkable.
The Bible clearly teaches where all people groups have come from. There has indeed been migration. That migration would have been caused by groups of people being unable to live together after the confusion of languages at the Tower of Babel. The purpose of the confusion of languages was to force humanity to scatter over the face of the Earth. All people groups – including Neanderthals – would have been scattered from that event.
Prayer: Lord God, we come before You, knowing that You are great and mighty. We pray that we might do Your will, for Your glory. Amen.
Ref: University at Buffalo. (2017, October 24). How Neanderthals influenced human genetics at the crossroads of Asia and Europe: The region holds a unique position in the story of human evolution. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 25, 2017 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171024130617.htm. Image: Dorieo, license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.
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