reply to post by peter vlar
There are long periods of overlap
Been think'n about your post here Peter, off and for a good part of
the day. And wouldn't you admit that the evidence for this" overlapping"
as you call it, this intermingling, living side by side, is at least detrimental
to the theory of evolution ? Evolution is described by science to look
completely liniar. Yet there is solid proof that it isn't It just seems so
much to me that this debate only adds up to a difference of perspectives.
One excellent example is in the Levantine Valley where we have discovered sites where Anatomically modern humans lived side by side with Neanderthals and likely worked together.
More and more I'm starting to think that neanderthals were just pre duluvian
human beings. And that they were a better human being. Stronger and more
intelligent. And you know there is evidence for it.
Utnapishtim (or Utanapishtim) is a character in the epic of Gilgamesh who is tasked by Enki (Ea) to abandon his worldly possessions and create a giant ship to be called The Preserver of Life. He was also tasked with bringing his wife, family, and relatives along with the craftsmen of his village, baby animals and grains. The oncoming flood would wipe out all animals and humans that were not on the ship, similar to that of the later Noah's Ark story. After twelve days on the water, Utanapishtim opened the hatch of his ship to look around and saw the slopes of Mount Nisir, where he rested his ship for seven days. On the seventh day, he sent a dove out to see if the water had receded, and the dove could find nothing but water, so it returned. Then he sent out a swallow, and just as before, it returned, having found nothing. Finally, Utanapishtim sent out a raven, and the raven saw that the waters had receded, so it circled around, but did not return. Utanapishtim then set all the animals free, and made a sacrifice to the gods. The gods came, and because he had preserved the seed of man while remaining loyal and trusting of his gods, Utanapishtim and his wife were given immortality, as well as a place among the heavenly gods.
A project I worked on once involved measuring attachment point scars for muscles and tendons on Neanderthal's and I can assure you, they were built like tanks. They were at least as smart as us and certainly had larger brains and had many of the hallmarks of what we would call civilization. They buried their dead with grave goods, took care of their sick and injured, practiced trepanation as well as other medical practices, used jewelry, built shelters and at least in some instances were friendly with us and we likely shared a bit of knowledge back and forth. An interesting side note is that at one of the Levantine sites the tool making skills of the Neaderthals who lived there was actually inferior to older European populations and improved after contact with AMH.
is there a connection randyvs.
This is the story that gets polluted thru an untold amount of generations.
Even being influenced at times by new beliefs springing up along the way.
Then God refreshes the truth thru Moses and because the truth lives forever
that's the story, that is not just a story, or a fable or a lie. Because that is
the story that comes to us in scripture.
I apologize I took so long to respond.