Reasons to Believe


  • Neanderthals Ate Seals and Dolphins

    Source: Yahoo! News, "Neanderthals Ate Seals and Dolphins," by Clara Moskowitz, September 22, 2008 more

  • Nothing Much to Talk About

    Nobody really likes a potty mouth, including anthropologists. But it looks like these scientists will have to put up with “contaminated” language from Neanderthals, at least if the results … more

  • Speaking about a Controversy, Part 2 of 2

    Does the Presence of a “Speech” Gene Mean Neanderthals Had Language?  An article recently published in Current Biology has generated a lot of excitement about the possibility of … more

  • Speaking about a Controversy, Part 1 of 2

    Does the Presence of “Speech” Gene Mean Neanderthals Had Language?

    An article recently published in Current Biology has everyone talking about whether or not Neanderthals talked. … more

  • There’s Something Special about Mom

    Division of Labor Points to Important Differences between Humans and Neanderthals

    A few days before Father's Day, I saw an ad for Father's Day gifts under $25. What! Under $25! You would never see an … more

  • Neanderthals Not Responsible for Large Human Brains

    Latest Genetic Evidence Indicates No Interbreeding between Neanderthals and Humans

    In the fall of 2006 geneticists from the University of Chicago created quite a stir when they announced evidence … more

  • You Want To Date A Neanderthal? Absolutely Not!

    Latest Genetic Evidence Indicates No Interbreeding between Neanderthals and Humans

    I don't want my teenage daughters to date Neanderthals. Apparently, the first human fathers didn't like the idea … more

  • Football Fans Are Not Neanderthals

    Each autumn the phrase "what a bunch of Neanderthals" makes its way into conversations or print. Fan behavior in the stands during football season evokes images of barbaric activity that hearkens back … more

  • A Neanderthal Birthday

    Everybody loves a birthday. For little kids, it's a chance to get showered with presents; for us older folks, it means we made it through one more year.

    In August the scientific community celebrated … more

  • Quaternary Impacts

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    RTB’s biblical creation model for humanity has received another boost. Geologists have discovered more evidence for the supernatural timing of … more

  • Did Neanderthals and Humans Interbreed?

    Despite compelling evidence,1 a minority of paleoanthropologists still believe (as do some Christians) that Neanderthals made a genetic contribution to modern humans through interbreeding. If … more

  • Neanderthal-to-Human Link Severed

    Over the last five years, astonishing advances in ancient-DNA analysis have provided remarkable insight into Neanderthal genetics. As a result, the evolutionary connection between humans and … more

  • DNA Study Cuts Link with the Past

    The slender thread of hope held by paleontologists and anthropologists for establishing a link between Neanderthals and modern humans has been severed at last. This conclusion comes from studies … more