No matter how much logic, scientific or historical evidence is presented, it may never unseat the prevailing false worldview about Neanderthals. God created the world in six days about 6,000 years ago. Some 4,400 years ago, there was a flood that destroyed the world (see Noah’s story, Genesis ). Before the flood, people lived to be more than 900 years old. After the flood, for a few generations they still lived to be around 450, but life expectancy then declined significantly. See Genesis 5:9–11, our “Adam to Joseph” time line, and Creation Seminar #2 for details.
You’ve heard comedians’ versions of well-known fairy tales, twisted for their purpose—to get laughs. The facts of Neanderthals have been distorted to bolster evolution. It’s typical of Satan to use things that should glorify God to try to turn people away from God. He does this with creation, with God’s amazing designs found throughout the universe, with fossils that should serve as a warning of God’s hatred of sin, with the gift of marriage, sex, children, etc. There are scores of other examples, but every time I see articles about Neanderthals being sub-human, primitive, or stupid, I get a little upset. Even using the name “Neanderthal” upsets me.
“Study says Neanderthals may have mated with humans.” —New York Times. 1
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