There is no fossil evidence to support the “ape-man” image. The theory that we descended from apes is taught in classrooms as if it is a proven fact. The evolutionist’s zeal to promulgate their view has led to deception and outright lies. Many examples used to promote their existence have been fraudulent such as the “Piltdown Man” or were wild guesses based on insufficient evidence such as “Nebraska Man”. Artist depictions based on nothing more than the evolutionist imagination of what they would like to see have made their way into the classrooms. Even though these renditions have been proved to be false, they are still being used in textbooks to indoctrinate our children. Those who believe in human evolution do so because they want it to be true and will do anything to make it seem true even when it is not, as the following examples will show.
Piltdown Man – In 1912, a well-known doctor and amateur paleo-anthropologist named Charles Dawson came out with the assertion that he had found a jawbone and a cranial fragment in a pit in Piltdown, England. Even though the jawbone was more ape-like, the teeth and the skull were like a man’s. These specimens were labeled the “Piltdown Man”. Alleged to be 500,000 years old, they were displayed as an absolute proof of human evolution in several museums. For more than 40 years, many scientific articles were written on “Piltdown Man”, many interpretations and drawings were made, and the fossil was presented as important evidence for human evolution. No fewer than 500 doctoral theses were written on the subject. While visiting the British Museum in 1921, leading American paleo-anthropologist Henry Fairfield Osborn said “We have to be reminded over and over again that Nature is full of paradoxes” and proclaimed Piltdown “a discovery of transcendent importance to the prehistory of man”.
Later analysis revealed it to be a fraud. It was determined that the teeth in the jawbone, belonging to an orangutan, had been worn down artificially and that the “primitive” tools discovered with the fossils were simple imitations that had been sharpened with steel implements. In the detailed analysis completed by Joseph Weiner, this forgery was revealed to the public in 1953. The skull belonged to a 500-year-old man, and the jaw bone belonged to a recently deceased ape! The teeth had been specially arranged in a particular way and added to the jaw, and the molar surfaces were filed in order to resemble those of a man. Then all these pieces were stained with potassium dichromate to give them an old appearance. These stains began to disappear when dipped in acid. Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark, who was in the team that uncovered the forgery, could not hide his astonishment at this situation and said: “The evidence of artificial abrasion immediately sprang to the eye. Indeed so obvious did it seem it may well be asked-how was it that they had escaped notice before?”
Nebraska Man – In 1922 Henry Fairfield Osborn, the director of the American Museum of Natural History, declared that he had found a molar tooth belonging to an early hominid in Nebraska near Snake Brook. Based on this single tooth, reconstructions of the Nebraska man’s head and body were drawn. Moreover, Nebraska man was even pictured along with his wife and children, as a whole family in a natural setting. A tremendous amount of literature was built around this supposed missing link which allegedly lived 1 million years ago.
The evidence for Nebraska Man was used by evolutionists in the famous Scopes Evolution Trial in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. William Jennings Bryan was confronted with a battery of “great scientific experts” who stunned him with the “facts” of Nebraska Man. Mr. Bryan had no retort except to say that he thought the evidence was too scanty and to plead for more time. Naturally, the “experts” scoffed and made a mockery of him. After all, who was he to question the world’s greatest scientific authorities?
Later it was discovered that the tooth actually came from an extinct pig. The “authorities,” who ridiculed Mr. Bryan for his supposed ignorance, created an entire race of humanity out of the tooth of a pig! Needless to say, little publicity was given to the discovered error.
Southwest Colorado Man – A similar discovery, also based upon a tooth, was the supposedly ape-man from southwest Colorado. It is now known that this particular tooth actually belonged to a small extinct horse!
Montana Man – Montana Man was promoted with much public fanfare by prominent naturalist Dr. J.C.F. Siegfriedt. A fossil molar tooth of human appearance was discovered in a coal mine near Billings, Montana. It was mixed in with fossil clams and lizards from the Eocene period. It was announced as evidence of early man, millions of years old. The tooth was in due course accurately identified as belonging to a condylarth, an extinct mammal. Evolutionists believed at one time that the horse evolved from the condylarth. The old textbook illustrations showed a whole line of animals, starting with a small dog like animal, that was supposed to have represented the evolution of the horse. Of course, that was proved to be completely false, but for decades it was taught in the classrooms as fact.
Peking Man – In 1927 paleo-anthropologist Davidson Black found a tooth near Peking (known now as Beijing), China. For several years Black had searched remote locations in China and Thailand in his elusive quest for human ancestors. Although the tooth he finally found was indistinguishable from a human molar, Black ‘knew’ (erroneously) due to the supposed great age of the strata in which it was found, and to the ‘fact’ of evolution, that its owner couldn’t have been fully human but had to have been prehuman, and triumphantly proclaimed to the world that the tooth belonged to a new species—Sinanthropus pekinensis. Peking Man remains were later reclassified as being fully human.
Java Man – Fossils discovered on the islands of Java in 1891 and 1892 were given the name Java Man (Pithecanthropus erectus). In 1944 Java man was determined to be a normal human being.
Java Man II – Anthropologists rejoiced when the skull of the second Java Man was found in 1926. The new find was reported all over the world as a second and perfect skull of the primitive human and was heralded as one of the most important anthropological discoveries of the decade.
It proved to be just another instance of an evolutionary concoction of an ape-human ancestor from misidentified animal remains. Critical examination of this supposed million-year-old near-human skull has revealed beyond all doubt that it is an extinct elephant’s kneecap.
Rhodesian Man – The bones of Rhodesian Man were found in 1921 in an iron and zinc cave at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia. The Rhodesian Man remains are dated to be between 125,000 and 300,000 years old on the evolutionary timescale.
What is of special interest, however, is what became of the bones of Rhodesian Man once they reached the British Museum of Natural History. The first staff member to examine the bones was Sir Arthur Smith-Woodward, who had previously achieved worldwide acclaim as a co-discoverer of what has since become known as one of the most blatant scientific frauds of modern times, Piltdown Man (1912).
The pelvis was quite fragmented and incomplete when found. Rather than have an expert in human anatomy reconstruct the hip, W. P. Pycraft one of the Museums ornithologists (a bird specialist) and Assistant-Keeper of the Museums Department of Zoology reconstructed it with an entirely false orientation. This then gave the poor “man” a rather ridiculous stooped posture with the knees bowed outwards.
Pycraft wrote his paper in 1928, entitled Rhodesian Man and Associated Remains. Among the collaborators listed were Grafton Elliot Smith, a human anatomist who was heavily implicated in the Piltdown Man fraud, and A. T. Hopwood who would later be implicated in another fraud concerning human evolution. These men chose to give the Rhodesian Man bones the name Cyphanthropus rhodesiensis (the Stooping-Man of Rhodesia).
Later, Professor Le Gros Clark, although an adamant Darwinian evolutionist, exposed the reconstruction to be a fraud. Rhodesian Man was just another human who happened to live in a cave.
Living in a cave does not make one a pre-human, sub-human or ape becoming a human. For example, King David lived in the Cave of Adullam (I Samuel 22:1, II Samuel 23:13 and I Chronicle 11:15). Doesn’t that make King David a caveman? In fact, there are 31 references in the Bible to people living in caves.
Heidelberg Man – Heidelberg man was based on a single lower jaw found in 1907 at Mauer, near Heidelberg, in Germany. He has been portrayed as a hairy, stocky, beetle-browed ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans that lived supposedly 800,000 to 200,000 years ago. In the 1970’s anthropologists proposed a new species (Homo Heidelbergensis). Some anthropologists are now claiming that so-called Homo heidelbergensis is nothing more than a paleoanthropologists’ invention.
Neanderthal Man – After the first specimens was discovered in the Neander Valley in 1856, evolutionists declared that Neanderthals were primitive ape-men. Subsequent archaeological discoveries, however, revealed that there was no scientific basis for that claim. Erik Trinkhaus an evolutionist and expert on the subject of the Neanderthals has admitted that, “Detailed comparisons of Neanderthal skeletal remains with those of modern humans have shown that there is nothing in Neanderthal anatomy that conclusively indicates locomotor, manipulative, intellectual, or linguistic abilities inferior to those of modern humans.”
In addition, the size of the Neanderthal Man skull—200 cubic centimeters greater than that of present-day humans—reveals the invalidity of the claim that it was an intermediate form between humans and apes.
Just as modern humans have different looks and body structure, the Neanderthals were probably one of the family groups that moved apart after the Tower of Babel. Today in America you can see all types of people. Short and tall people and those in between. People with long and short torsos. People with long and short limbs and even people that resemble Neanderthals. Neanderthals may have become extinct, but not before sharing their genes and traits with others. Neanderthals and modern humans share 99.7% of their DNA.
Wikipedia still classifies Neanderthals as “a species or subspecies of archaic humans in the genus Homo that went extinct about 40,000 years ago.” Some things die hard.
The Taung Child – A fossil skull discovered in 1924 by Raymond Dart in South Africa was initially depicted as a supposed ancestor of man. However, contemporary evolutionists can no longer maintain that it represents such an ancestor—because it subsequently transpired that the skull belonged to a young gorilla! The famous anatomist Bernard Wood stated that this fossil constitutes no evidence in favor of evolution in an article published in New Scientist magazine.
Ramapithecus – A partial jawbone, consisting of two parts, was discovered by G.E. Lewis in India in the 1930s. Based on these two jaw bone fragments, claimed to be 14 million years old, evolutionists reconstructed Ramapithecus’s family and supposed natural habitat. For fifty years, the fossil was portrayed as an ancestor of man but following the results of a 1981 anatomical comparison with a baboon skeleton, evolutionists were forced to quietly set it aside.
Australopithecines – Australopithecines are a group of extinct apes closely related to modern chimpanzees and orangutans. Although many evolutionists use the remains of these extinct apes to try to prove human evolution, the weight of scientific evidence indicates clearly that australopithecines, such as Ardipithecus (ARDI) and Australopithecus Afarensis (LUCY), were only primeval apes and not the evolutionary ancestors of humankind.
Evolutionist Charles Oxnard stated, “The australopithecines….are now irrevocably removed from a place in the evolution of human bipedalism…..and certainly from any place in the direct human lineage.”
Lucy – This fossil, discovered in Africa in 1974, was widely esteemed by evolutionists and was the subject of some of the most intensive speculation. Recently, however, it has been revealed that Lucy (Australopithecus Afarensis), an extinct ape had an anatomy ideally suited to climbing trees. In fact, research conducted in 2008 shows from the many fractures within her remains, she probably died falling from a tall tree. Lucy was no different from other apes we are familiar with. The French scientific journal Science et Vie covered the story in 1999 under the headline “Adieu, Lucy.” One study, performed in 2000, discovered a locking system in Lucy’s forearms enabling it to walk using the knuckles, in the same way as modern-day chimps.
In a recent study, Tel Aviv University anthropologists determined that Lucy’s lower jaw bone is some kind of gorilla jaw bone. Other parts of the skeleton are just like the bones of knuckle-dragging, tree-climbing gorillas. As a result, the evolutionary researchers concluded that Lucy should no longer be considered man’s direct ancestor. Lucy could not have been a forerunner of man.
There is now evidence that AL288-1 (Lucy) was male rather than female
Yet Lucy has been the evolutionist’s poster child. Very creatively designed sculptures of Lucy appear in tax-funded museums, and these sculptures are hoaxes, not following the obvious ape-like bone structures, but rather dishonestly presenting Lucy as if she had human-like bone structures and walked in an upright manner as humans. This is typical Evolutionary flim-flam. Without a doubt, creative pictures and sculptures, such as these of Lucy will continue to portray apes as man’s ancestor, even though there is no evidence to support it.
The following display is at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The display continues to claim Lucy as our ancestor even though evidence has proved otherwise. The display states: “Lucy” is one of the most complete skeletons found to date from the early hominids that flourished between 4 and 2 million years ago. The skeleton consists of bones from a single individual, presumably female, who stood well under 4 feet tall.”
Rather than present Lucy as the knuckle-dragging, tree-climbing ape it has been proven to be. It is still displayed as walking upright with an intelligent face and eyes. The deception continues.
Ardi – Ardipithecus ramidus was first reported in 1994. American paleoanthropologist Tim White claims this to be “the last common ancestor of chimpanzees and humans.” It is amazing that from a few broken bones they can render a drawing of what the creature looked like, determine what it ate, that it lived in pairs as male and female, that it was non-violent, and more.
The Ardi specimen is just another example of fragmentary evidence that’s based on reconstructions wishful-thinking, hyperbole, and science-fiction without a demonstrative mechanism of mutational advance all the while ignoring biological-genetic boundaries. Due to lack of phylogeny, evolutionists continue to make frantic attempts to justify their failing hypothesis by submitting random press releases with imaginative fraudulent sketches of “alleged” primate to human links and links between other completely different organisms to an unsuspecting public. With their own imagination and a few disconnected scattered bone fragments, evolutionists expect the public to believe that these archaeologists understand how this creature walked and lived. How such great changes must have happened toward the development of humans and chimpanzees while other animal species that existed in Ardi’s day are still alive today with little to no change. It is no small wonder that the mass public laughs at evolutionists.
Ota Benga – After Darwin advanced the claim that man evolved from ape-like living beings with his book The Descent of Man , he started to seek fossils to support this contention. However, some evolutionists believed that “half-man half-ape” creatures were to be found not only in the fossil record but also alive in various parts of the world. In the early 20th century, these pursuits for “living transitional links” led to unfortunate incidents. One of the cruelest of which is the story of a Pygmy by the name of Ota Benga.
Ota Benga was captured in 1904 by an evolutionist researcher in the Congo. In his own tongue, his name meant “friend”. He had a wife and two children. Chained and caged like an animal, he was taken to the USA where evolutionary scientists displayed him to the public at the St. Louis World Fair along with other ape species and introduced him as “the closest transitional link to man”. Two years later, they took him to the Bronx Zoo in New York and there they exhibited him under the denomination of “ancient ancestors of man” along with a few chimpanzees, a gorilla named Dinah, and an orangutan called Dohung. Dr. William T. Hornaday, the zoo’s evolutionist director gave long speeches on how proud he was to have this exceptional “transitional form” in his zoo and treated caged Ota Benga as if he were an ordinary animal. Unable to bear the treatment he was subjected to, Ota Benga eventually committed suicide.
Piltdown Man, Nebraska Man, Ota Benga… These scandals demonstrate that evolutionist scientists do not hesitate to employ any kind of unscientific method to prove their theory.
Evolution removes our connection to God. It destroys the belief that we are created in the image of God and that God created all things. It is an anti-God system that replaces God and the Bible with man and his own self-importance.
The following ridiculous statement comes from the National Geographic website. It shows the evolutionists mindset,
“Evolution contradicts the Genesis story that God created all organisms in their present form. But you can believe in God without believing that the Bible is literally true.”
Evolutionists have never found that link they desperately seek in order to prove their theory that we descended from apes. But the lies and deception persist as the following false statement shows:
“there are thousands of fossils documenting progressively more human-like species in the evolution of our lineage after it split from the other great apes and later from chimps and bonobos.” (National Geographic)
Where are these fossils? They exist only in the minds of the evolutionist.