Scientists have discovered a human skull supposedly 1.8 million years old. But instead of supporting evolutionary theory, it pokes big holes in it.
Scientists believe various species of humans have existed in the past, but a new study suggests that they’re all part of a single lineage of humans, exactly like the Bible tells us in Genesis.
At one time scientists thought fossil humans like Homo habilis, Homo ergaster and Homo erectus were the extinct ancestors of modern Homo sapiens, and considered separate species. But a new skull found in Dmanisi Georgia has some unique features suggesting that those previous human ancestors were not separate species, but one.
The skull in question has been called Skull 5, and it was found with four other skulls that had the characteristics of separate Homo species. Had these skulls been found in separate locations, they would likely have been considered separate species separated by hundreds of thousands of years. But because they were found in the same location, the researchers who made the discovery, led by anthropologist David Lordkipanidze, now believe they’re all part of the same species- homo erectus.
Skull 5 is considered a “mosaic” because it contains a mixture of characteristics found in earlier and later humans. For example, the small brain size of Skull 5 is similar to Homo habilis, which supposedly lived about 2.8 to 1.5 million years ago. Skull 5 also has large teeth, similar to Homo rudolfensis, which lived about 1.9 million years ago. And it has a long face, similar to Homo erectus, which lived about 1.9 million years ago to 70,000 years ago. But this is the first time all these characteristics have been found together in one Homo fossil.
The Bible explains that God created humans at the beginning of creation, and he created them in his image and commanded them to reproduce and spread across the earth. So we would expect to find a wide variation of human beings, and this is exactly what the fossil evidence demonstrates. Christoph Zollikofer, the studie’s senior author said, “Together, our analyses suggest that Skull 5 and the other four early Homo [human] individuals from Dmanisi represent the full range of variation within a single species.”
Other scientists aren’t ready to concede that these various Homo groups belong to a single lineage, or that the theory of evolution has taken another hit, but it does demonstrate the broad range of human variation, and it falsifies long-held beliefs. Modern humans certainly have many differences, as do earlier humans, but we still all belong to a single human race, regardless of skin color and other features.