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Record of the Rocks Contradict Darwin's Theory
The date of origin of modern man according to Darwin is 40,000 years. But the record of the rocks show the origin of modern man several million years ago. Anamolous evidence concerning human remains raises major questions about the evolution theory.According to the conventional speculative view, hominids, or manlike creatures, began to evolve from apelike ancestors in Africa about 4 million years ago. The early hominids from this period (4-2 million years ago) are known as 'australopithecenes', beings with manlike bodies and apelike heads. There is further development of 'australopithecenes' to 'homo habilis', which appeared about 2 million years ago. 'Homo erectus' evolved from 'homo habilis' about 1.5 million years ago and migrated to Europe and Asia.
About 2,00,000 to 3,00,000 years ago, the very first representatives of 'homo sapiens' appear, but these are not quite like modern human beings. From this species, about 100,000 years ago Neanderthal man develops and spreads throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. About 40,000 years ago fully modern man is thought to have evolved in the Near East or Asia. Called homo sapiens sapiens, the new species then enter Europe and replaces Neanderthal man. who disappears from the scene. The rudiments of modern civilisation begin 10,000 years ago.
According to the standard accounts, this whole development took place in the Old World. The only humans ever to have existed in the New World are fully modern men who migrated there from Asia no earlier than 30,000 years ago.
This is the standard scenario, yet much evidence has turned up that challenges it. We shall now review some of this evidence and examine how scientists have responded to it.At Border Cave in South Africa paleontologists have made fossil discoveries. They have concluded, "anatomically modern homo sapiens (homo sapiens sapiens) originated at some as yet uncertain time prior to about 110,000 years before the present" (South African Journal of Science, Vol.74). This differs substantially from the standard version, with its date of 40,000 years ago for the origin of modern man in Asia or the Near East. In 1962, archaeologist Cynthia Irwin-Williams excavated stone artifacts, including spearpoints, representative of a technology usually associated with fully modern (Cro-Magnon) man in Europe at an archaeological site at Valsequillo in Southern Mexico. In 1972 and 1973 a team of dating experts, including geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey, using several independent dating techniques, found that the layers in which the artifacts were found were about 250,000 years old.The Valsequillo artifacts thus present a far greater challenge to the accepted view of human evolution than the Border Cav finds. The date is twice as old.