Yet another chink in the creationist armor

September 21, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More

Archeologists in Ethiopia reported yesterday the discovery of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil humanoid:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060920/sc_nm/ethiopia_fossil_dc_1

It will be amusing to see how creationists write off this discovery.  Perhaps by “finding” yet another “gap” in the fossil record?

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    This is easy for the YEC crowd to dismiss:

    — It's just a monkey, or maybe an ape, unrelated to the perfect creation of Man.

    — Isotope dating (Carbon, potassium, cesium, etc) is inaccurate, so this was just another victim of Noah's Flood a few thousand years ago, but long after Adam and Eve.

    — Stratigraphy is inaccurate, because all those millions of distinct layers of rock were all laid down by Noah's Flood in a few weeks.

    — It was just a little girl with abnormal growth, like all other proto-human finds.

    — It seems to be a member of the same sub-species as Lucy, another already-debunked missing link.

    It is impossible to use modern reason against ancient dogma.

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