Re: Human skull evolution

Pattle Pun (
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 11:25:00 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 3 Jun 1998, Glenn R. Morton wrote:

> 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.

Progressive creation allows for most of the hominid finds to be true human
beings who may have been "devolved" from the original pair after their
Fall and lost their cultural heritage.

Dr. Pattle Pun
Professor of Biology
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187
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