7Nebraska ManPresented to the public in 1922 as a transitional form that lived over 1 million years ago. Many scientific experts at the time confirmed this to be fact.Nebraska man was created from only a single tooth!
8Nebraska ManSeveral years later the actual animal that belonged to the tooth was found…it was a pig!Nebraska man was created and people were convinced that it was a transitional form based upon a pig’s tooth!An entire race of ape men created from a pig’s tooth.
9Piltdown Man1908 first fragments of this “caveman” were presented to public1953 it was discovered to be a hoax. A man’s scull was combined with an orangutan's jaw bone and a chimpanzee’s teethFor almost 50 years the public was led to believe that is was a transitional formIt was in fact a lie
10Let’s look at the following so called “ape men” that evolutionists today use to support human evolution:Austaiopithecus “lucy”Homo habilisHomo erectusNeanderthalCro Magnum man
12Australopithecus “lucy” Name means “southern ape”Number of different species according to evolutionistsAll experts agree that the fossil remains resemble closely the apes we have todayPaleoanthropologists Richard Leaky and Donald Johanson have for years argued that “lucy” walked upright and thus is a missing link
13Lucy ContinuedHowever many other scientists have carried out research on the fossils and disagree. These scientist (Lord Solly Zuckerman and Charles Oxnard for example) classify Lucy as simply an ordinary species of ape and were not bipedal. They have also been classified as relatives of orangutans.
14What about the public?Those who visit museums where evolutionary interpretations of lucy are on displayed are not given this information. They are led to believe that the identity of lucy has been determined and do not know that truth.
16So Called Ape men are reconstructions from what in many instances are fragments and not complete skeletonsTo attempt to restore the soft parts is an even more hazardous undertaking. The lips, the eyes, the ears, and the nasal tip leave no clues on the underlying bony parts. You can with equal facility model on a Neanderthaloid skull the features of a chimpanzee or the lineaments of a philosopher. These alleged restorations of ancient types of man have very little if any scientific value and are likely only to mislead the public … So put not your trust in reconstructions.231
18Homo habilis Put forward in 1960s by the Leakeys They claimed that habilis had a large breain cavity and the ability to walk uprightThey claimed that he had the ability to use stone tools, therefore was an ancestor of manNew fossils of same species found in 1980s changed this viewWood and Brace claim habilis could be classified with “lucy”
19Homo habilisDetailed analysis carried out by anthropologist Holly Smith in 1994 indicated that habilis was an ape and not a transitional form (apeman). Again, the public is mostly unaware of the on-going debate and research done on these fossils.
21Homo erectus First fossils of erectus found in 1880s Classified as “apeman” by evolutionists because its cranial capacity is smaller than the average humans and because of its eyebrow projectionsHowever humans alive today who have the same cranial capacity and protruding eyebrows (Native Australians for example)
22Richard Leakey on erectus: One would also see differences: in the shape of the skull, in the degree of protrusion of the face, the robustness of the brows and so on. These differences are probably no more pronounced than we see today between the separate geographical races of modern humans. Such biological variation arises when populations are geographically separated from each other for significant lengths of time.199
23Malaysian NativePronounced eyebrows in humans today!
25Neanderthal Man First discovered in 1856 in a cave in Germany Very quickly touted as a transition/ape manMost people today associate the name “Neanderthal” as a half man half ape bruteIn recent years it has been upgraded by many scientists as a fully human ethnic groupSewing needles found in Neanderthal remains
26Neanderthal Man Cared for sick Buried the dead Employed art and religious ritesAppreciated agriculture, clothing and musicMany scientists claim the physical differences found in bones were due to rickets and old age and not due to evolutionStill debate on newly discovered mtDNA
27Please Remember This When Confronted With Ape men Artistic imagination is often involved. Remember in Nebraska Man a pig’s tooth was used to create a whole race of ape men
28Is this possible?1. Combine ape fossil bones with human fossil bones and declare the two to be one individual—a real “apeman.”2. Emphasize certain humanlike qualities of fossilized ape bones, and with imagination upgrade apes to be more humanlike.3. Emphasize certain apelike qualities of fossilized human bones, and with imagination downgrade humans to be more apelike.
37Why does one side have a louder voice in the culture?
38Possible answersOne view is labeled religious, the other view “scientific”Those who favor only evolution/naturalism only do not want to be accountableIgnorance...Remember Dr. Behe in video. Evolution was the only theory presented to him in school so he went along with it without being shown the weaknesses of the theory or other possibilites