Skip to comments.Stone Blades Cut Back Evolutionary Dates
Posted on 04/10/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Stone Blades Cut Back Evolutionary Dates
by Brian Thomas, M.S.*
Evolutionary anthropologists once thought that stone knives were developed in the late Stone Age, around 40,000 years ago. That figure was later revised to 200,000, around the Middle Stone Age, when stone blades were discovered in lower strata.
Now stone blades have been found in Kenyan rock layers dated at about 500,000 years old according to evolutionary estimates.1 Thus, the original claim that 40,000 years ago, man made his first stone implements was off by over 92 percent, suggesting that evolutionary depictions of human history are unreliable....
(Excerpt) Read more at icr.org ...
ICR: “Discovery of 500,000 year old tools helps prove earth is only 6000 years old!”
Wonder if the Craftsman warranty is still good?
As usual, Brian Thomas M.S.* doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Look up Oldowan.
Keep lookin’ boys
I think he makes two points: early man left only the very slighest traces, and two, the gap between man and the other primates is unbridgeable except at a material level and even that by an exercise of human thought. It is a bit like trying to trace the personal history of some derelict by looking at his bones a hundred years after he is buried in a pauper’s grave. Some things are unknowable. “Dust thou art and to dust shalt thou return. “
I'm just waiting for someone to dig up a picture of our alien overlords from 99999999 years ago. That ought to be a hoot.
Since frogs taste like chichen, then dinosaurs tasted like chicken. Big pieces of chicken. Of course they had to be cut up before going to the barbie.
I respectfully suggest that the author doesn't understand the meaning of the phrase "stone age". It is impossible for hominids to start using tools in the middle of the stone age since the stone age describes the entire period of hominids using stone tools. Hence, they could not be considered to begin using stone tools in the "middle" stone age.
Archaeology is concerned with the origins and development of early human culture between the first appearance of man as a tool-using mammal, which is believed to have occurred about 600,000 or 700,000 years ago, and the beginning of the Recent geologic era, about 8000 BC.
I wonder if his MS* is from Ken Hovind's alma mater?
Probably uses the acronym, “GGG” on certain web forums...
Here’s where you can get your own MS*. http://www.icr.edu/home/
“...unbridgeable except at a material level and even that by an exercise of human thought...”
Wow. Sounds like science.
Well, obviously the rock layers were mis-dated.
Since stone tools are known to have been made only 40,000 years ago, the layer of stone these were found in must be 40k or less years old.
Do I have the evo circular reasoning down?
Don’t know about the evos, but the geologists didn’t engage in any circular reasoning. Though I suppose some evos may be a prone to circular reasoning as are some fundies.
Proves that they learned something new and admitted it(unlike some of us fundies are able to do at times).
The stone age began 600,000 years ago.