All those Ice Age volcanoes and storms left us some very interesting fossils. Florida is full of extinct mammal bones while the Arctic has millions of mammoths and other frozen animals.

High in the Geologic Column, where uniformitarians say the rocks are only a few million years old, are skulls, teeth, and other bones evolutionists find the most interesting of all. “Could they be our ancestors?” they ask. Let’s look at a few they think might be our great grandparents:

  • Homo erectus [same, upright]: these are fossils that would be called human if they weren’t turned to stone. Their bodies and size were human, but their skulls had slightly odd shapes. The big reason evolutionists think they aren’t quite human is because their brain space was smaller than most of ours. Try asking your mom if people are smarter the bigger their brain is.

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    Reconstruction of a Neandertal man at the Neanderthal-Museum

  • Neanderthals [knee-and-er-tallz, from Neander’s Valley]: these are the “cave men” you’veprobably heard about and seen. Even evolutionists are realizing they are just different varieties of human beings, not stupid ape-men. Oh, yes, their brains are bigger than most of ours.

Both these groups would be hard to spot even if a paleontologist were to meet one on the street. People come in all shapes and sizes; today we know all of us are smart and well designed no matter what size our brains are or how wide our foreheads are.

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“Lucy” Australopithecus afarensis

And what about “Lucy” and the rest of the “ape-men” you see at museums? The ones with names like Australopithecus? The only thing making them look close to humans is the imagination of the artists.

We aren’t surprised to find there were lots more varieties of people and animals in the past than we see today. Extinction has been with us for a long time. Every day the earth loses some of the amazing creatures God designed 6,000 years ago.

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; Mark 10:6,7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7

For more, check out:

Answers in Genesis: The Non-Transitions in ‘Human Evolution’—on Evolutionists’ Terms

Lucy: Did She Walk Like Us?

Creation Ministries International: Turkana Boy—getting past the propaganda

If you want to check out all the jumbled up ‘odd’ humans and “ape-like ancestor” types, the Smithsonian has a large section on the fossils with some interesting reconstructions.

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!