creationevolution Now that â€œhuman ancestorsâ€ from 300,000 years ago show comparable mental acuity to ours, the gradual upward slope to man looks more like a cliff.
Neanderthal chieftan: The big news from Clive Finlaysonâ€™s team this week is that Neanderthal cave sites have feathers â€“ not just by chance, but by design. The BBC News said that the caveâ€™s inhabitants used feathers as â€œpersonal ornaments,â€ indicating that â€œNeanderthal thinking ability was similar to our ownâ€ (see original open-access paper by Finlayson et al., â€œBirds of a Feather: Neanderthal Exploitation of Raptors and Corvids,â€ PLoS ONE 7(9): e45927. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045927). â€œThe earliest observation of this behaviour in Gibraltar preceded the arrival of Modern Humans in Europe by several thousand years,â€ they said; â€œThere is therefore no possibility that the practice was acquired from Modern Humans.â€ Read More: http://crev.info/2012/09/man-is-man-and-ape-is-ape/