A 500,000-year-old Modern Work of Art Shows the Intelligence of People of the Time

A freshwater clamshell estimated to date back some 500,000 years was discovered recently. What made this shell interesting were the handiwork on it and the detail involved that astonished Darwinists. The markings, which immediately appeared to be the work of an intelligent and cultured human being, once again rebutted the fallacy of ‘primitive man’ of the theory of evolution.

The captions based on Darwinist prejudices that appeared in publications such as New Scientist and Science and web sites such as Smithsonian.com do not, therefore, reflect the truth.

The errors in these reports based on the statements of Dr. Simon Munso, who first thought of investigating the 500,000-year-old shells, are obvious. The headlines in question referring to Dr. Munro’s words saying “This is the first time we have found evidence for Homo erectus behaving this way. It rewrites human history” reflected classical Darwinist prejudices.

As is well known, Darwinists range extinct species of apes  from small to large, then intersperse various human races that have vanished from the Earth among them to create a fictitious familial tree suggesting that they all developed in the direction of modern man. The Neanderthals and Homo erectus are two of these extinct human races, and are therefore much used by Darwinists. Evolutionists class Homo erectus (the name means ‘upright walking’) as the ‘most primitive form’ in the fictitious human family tree. Contrary to what Darwinists claim, however, fossil remains show that these were not primitive life forms with a semi ape-like appearance, but intelligent, social human beings that engaged in cultural activities.

The 500,000-year-old shells, works of art, described in this article are important evidence of this.

The surprise in store for Darwinists’ myth of ‘a primitive, ape-like man’

A single fragment of skull  discovered on the island of Java in 1890 by Eugene Dubois, a Dutch physician,  was given the name Java Man. Due to the small volume of the skull and the prominent protruding eyebrow ridges, it was described as an ape-like human species under the name of Homo erectus. On the basis of this single fragment of bone, it was declared to be a so-called  ’wild, hirsute, half-ape and half-human creature living a primitive life.’ It was even depicted as an ancestor of modern man.

By 2007, however, a surprise lay in store for the myth of a ‘primitive ape-like man.’ Eugene Dubois had hidden various fossils found in the same layer as this fragment of skull in a box. In 2007, a doctoral student realized that there were marks on a clamshell inside that box. The presence of the markings was not announced immediately, because it needed to be ascertained whether or not they were simply the results of natural abrasion. Detailed investigations carried out conclusively established that the markings were man-made. The results of the study were published in the journal Nature on 3 December, 2014, and had a tremendous impact.

The scientific world is still being rocked by this report.

According to Nature, these markings are 10 times older (see BBC News) than Neanderthal works of art found in a cave in Gibraltar this year, or 12 times older than wall markings found in a cave in Indonesia (see BBC News). A statement from the University of Leiden described the existence of intelligent human beings engaging in artistic activities 500,000 years ago, long before Homo sapiens, known as modern man, and dating back some 100,000 years, as a ‘complete surprise.’ National Geographic described the markings as ‘the oldest geometrical designs; and referred to Homo erectus as far more intelligent and creative than had been thought. New Scientist interpreted the finding as, “A shell etched by Homo erectus is by far the oldest engraving ever found, challenging what we know about the origin of art and complex human thought” Science magazine said that, “We never expected to find this.” 

This piece of art, which was hidden away even though it was discovered in 1890, is important in terms of showing the existence of intelligent human beings 500,000 years ago, and how these humans were no different to us. It also once again proves the groundless nature of the Darwinist prejudice that states only ‘primitive ape-like humanoids’ should have existed at the time.

The mythical evolutionist history of man is changing

Darwinist preconceptions suggest that a small skull size means the life form in question had a lower level of intelligence; consequently, they regard this life form as  ‘primitive.’ However, studies comparing skull size with IQ have shown that people with large skulls can have low IQs and people with very small skulls can have very high IQs. A large skull does not necessarily equate to high intelligence. One of the most important examples of this is the Darwinist error concerning the Neanderthal human race. (For a more detailed response on this subject see http://www.harunyahya.com/en/Darwinism-Watch/147846/Why-the-#8216;Primitive-Neanderthal#8217;-Thesis-is-Invalid )

Java Man, described as ‘ape-like’ by Darwinists solely on the basis of its small skull, was clearly not ‘primitive’ at all. Indeed, anthropological studies have shown that human races with small skull volumes are still living today. Bearing in mind that native Australians, one such race, live in Australia – which is not that far from Java – and it will be seen even more clearly that Java Man was a unique human race.

Various headlines that appeared in the context of these markings on the clamshell discussed in this article, along the lines of, ‘A discovery that will rewrite the history of mankind,’ need to be evaluated in the light of this information;

Yes, this finding will rewrite human history, but the history it will change is the fantastical one in evolutionists’ imaginations.

These man-made markings on sea shells introduce us to a modern enjoyment of art dating back 500,000 years.

Human beings have always been intelligent creatures, and those who lived in the past were no different to us today. The scientific evidence of that is so powerful that it is even admitted to in Darwinist publications. Dr. Munro admitted as much himself when he referred to the zigzags on the shells and said, “I could see immediately that they were man-made.”

In contrast to all other living things, God created man with a soul and intelligence. All the scientific evidence from history confirms that truth. 

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