Human skull evolution

Glenn R. Morton (
Wed, 03 Jun 1998 21:33:25 -0500

There is a report tonight on the AP Wire in the science
section which describes a relatively modern looking skull found in strata
dating 1 million years old. While the skull has brow-ridges like erectus,
it has modern human facial features. The importance of this lies in the
time at which the morphological transistion from erectus to sapiens began.

Those who hold to the view that anatomically modern man was created by God
directly and separately from Homo erectus around 100,000 years ago need to
explain why erectus had begun the transition to the modern human skull
shape 1 million years ago. Progressive creation and special creation should
predict no transitional forms between erectus and us because there is no
genetic relationship. Yet the existence of a series of transitional forms,
which now begins 1 million years ago, presents a continuum of forms
gradually changing into our form (in a mosaic patter) over the past
million years presents evidence that the creation of mankind must have been
prior to H. erectus.

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