Common ancestor failure, according to ScienceDaily and PNAS October 21, 2013 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1302653110. Anthropologists drawing up evolutionary trees have long sought the common ancestor for Neanderthals and modern humans, but so far none has been found. A group of American and Spanish researchers have now examined fossils of approximately 1,200 molars and premolars from 13 species of hominins, and then used “techniques of morphometric analysis and phylogenetic statistics to reconstruct the dental morphology of the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans”. They then compared their reconstruction with known hominin fossils, and the title of their paper says it all: “No known hominin species matches the expected dental morphology of the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans”. One of the researchers, David Polly of Department of Geological Sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, commented: “The study tells us that there are still new hominin finds waiting to be made”.
Editorial Comment: This is a good example of how useless evolutionary theory is to science. Instead of looking for hypothetical common ancestors, scientists should be looking at the actual evidence that has been found. Numerous recent studies of Neanderthals have shown they are fully human. Therefore, the most recent common ancestors they have with modern humans would be the people who migrated into Europe following the judgement at the Tower of Babel. Their ultimate ancestor is the same as that of all humans – Adam, who was never a “hominin” or any other kind of creature. Genesis tells us God made Adam from the “dust of the ground”, i.e. from raw materials, and breathed into him the breath of life, so that he became a fully formed living human being made in the image of God. Any changes that have occurred in the human race since then, such as those seen in Neanderthal bones and teeth, are the result of degeneration of human genes and adaptation to living in the tough environment of the post-Flood and post-Babel world. (Ref. anthropology, migration, teeth)
Evidence News, 30 October 2013