The tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
~T H Huxley
“Darwin’s Bulldog’, agnostic (Mr. Huxley coined the word ‘agnosticism’)
No humans were supposed to have existed at the time these spearheads were made.
(Time for another rewrite.)
Which Came First–the Spear or its Thrower?
Posted on December 9, 2013
by Brian Thomas, M.S.
Scientists age-dated a cache of stone-tipped throwing spears unearthed from Ethiopia’s Gademotta Formation at 280,000 years old. This find appears to pierce the conventional story of human evolution—a narrative about modern man evolving from some pre-human type only 200,000 years ago. How will this date discrepancy be resolved?
According to their technical report in the online journal PLoS ONE researchers found “composite projectile weapons,” among the 226 artifacts they examined.1 Ancients sculpted spear tips from nearby obsidian deposits, shaped sticks into throwing spears, then affixed the obsidian tips onto them.
Lead author of the report told Discovery News the enterprising Africans “perhaps even created a prehistoric spear-making assembly line of sorts.”2 Apes don’t form assembly lines or engineer tools—humans do—and yet no humans were supposed to have existed at that supposed time.
Discovery News offered two options to explain this new find, “and both are mind-blowing.”
Read more at http://creationrevolution.com/2013/12/came-first-spear-thrower/#HwzVQ6OhvQcJkILc.99