Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ancient Human Remains Found in Israel

Israeli researchers announced Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man. A team excavating a cave in central Israel said teeth found in the cave are about 400,000 years old. These remains are said to be the remains of "near anatomically modern humans," known scientifically as Homo sapiens (which is not the same species as modern humans or Homo sapiens sapiens). The news is reporting this data as having the potential to upset theories of the origin of humans.

Watch a video clip summarizing the discovery from the Today Show.

View a slideshow of images related to this research.

As usual, the news media almost explains the discovery correctly, but not quite. Dr. Fuz Rana discusses this research at length in a podcast posted yesterday on the Reasons To Believe web site: "Have the oldest human remains been found in Israel?"

For more about Reasons To Believe's (old-earth creation) model for the origin of humanity, see Who Was Adam?

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