Last week, I wrote an article called, Science vs. Evolution: Fossils, Cavemen, & Transitional Forms, which was inspired by Fox News’ “Eyepoppers: Best Science Photos of the Week” slide deck from last week. There were so many examples of evolution propaganda within that one slide deck, that I am taking the time to address each one in a new series to Across the Fruited Plain I’m entitling “Science vs. Evolution.” Many of these will be short vignettes due to the briefness and subtlety of the slides and single sentence captions like the one above.
Last time, we examined a “rare fossil” that supposedly revealed a “previously unknown Stone Age People” even though what they showed us was a cartoon drawing of a half-ape / half-man. Today, they continue with more drawings and artwork instead of furnishing hard evidence of their discoveries.
Oct: 21, 2011: The Manis mastodon was found with an embedded point of bone in its rib, suggested that an early hunter had speared the animal 13,800 years ago.
What pray-tell suggests that the mastodon was speared 13,800 years ago?
1.) Did they perform age-dating tests on the mastodon? If so, what type(s)?
2.) Did they perform age-dating tests on the spear? If so, what type(s)?
3.) Are we just assuming that this type of spear was the alpha model 11,788 B.C.?
No evidence, no testing, not even a real picture of the fossils!
Simply a cartoon and their word. I’m sorry, but that is not science.
A larger, over-arching myth tied into this is the erroneously preconceived notion that the primitive weapon, in this case a spear, proves that a primitive people built and threw it. That is a common assumption of which I could not disagree more.
When you have a group of hunter’s or nomads following herds of animals around for food, tools, etc., when they stop moving, you stop moving. At the time the animals stop to graze is the time that the hunters set up temporary camp. When the animals begin to move again, you pack up camp and follow.
It would therefore be sensible, that an intelligent civilization would not want to pack heavy, permanent tools and equipment all over creation as they follow the herds. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that while the herds were grazing, you would quickly fashion temporary tools, weapons etc., in the short time you had before drives, use the tools you made there and then leave them behind.
Therefore, if you find a primitive tool or weapon in the ground, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people who produced it were short on smarts. It may very well have been that they were short on time!