Bone Flute Found in Cave Is World's Oldest Instrument
A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is the oldest handcrafted musical instrument yet discovered, archaeologists say, offering the latest evidence that early modern humans in Europe had established a complex and creative culture.Dr. Fuz Rana from Reasons To Believe recorded a podcast giving his perspective on this discovery and how it fits within an old-earth creation model context.
I was reminded once again while I was on vacation how critically important these kinds of issues are. My 10-year old got into a very interesting discussion with her cousin (of the same age) on the way back from the Oregon coast. They talked for almost an hour, while my niece peppered my daughter with all kinds of questions about origins - everything from the first plants to Neanderthals. She is like so many Christian kids: she has a bunch of disconnected bits and pieces of information about the Bible in her head and another set of disconnected bit and pieces of information about science and she has no idea how to make these issues come together. Yet, the questions were all there, just lurking under the surface. Once my daughter opened the door to the topic, the questions flooded out.
And remember, these are 10-year old girls...