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TCM - Human Origins

  • A Burgoo of Human Origin Discoveries

    Three New Studies Support Biblical Account of Humanity’s Creation

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the state of Kentucky? Horse racing? Wildcat basketball? The … more

  • The Case for Human Evolution Loses Some Teeth

    Dental Anatomy Gives Important Clues on Hominid Growth and Development

    For a little kid, losing teeth is a rite of passage. Each tooth that falls out (or gets unceremoniously yanked loose) serves as … 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

  • Uniqueness of Human Capacity to Express Malice

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are sinners. According to the Bible, all humans and only humans are born with the propensity … more

  • The Neanderthal-Human Soap Opera Continues

    Human DNA Contamination Explains Away Genetic Evidence for Human-Neanderthal Interbreeding

    You love her She loves him He loves somebody else You just can’t win

    -J. Geils Band, Love … more

  • Cain Worked the Soil and Abel Tended the Flocks

    New insight into the origin of agriculture buttresses a weak spot in RTB’s human origins model.

    All scientific models have weaknesses. RTB’s creation model is no exception. Even though … more

  • Uniqueness of Social Cognition in Humans

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are created in the image of God. Part of this image entails that humans are spiritual … more

  • From Whence Do We Come? Part 2 (of 2)

    Recent Fossil Find and Human Evolution

     Many people regard the hominid fossil record as compelling evidence for human evolution. These remarkable creatures presumably represent evolutionary … more

  • From Whence Do We Come? Part 1 of 2

    Recent Fossil Find and Human Evolution

    Many people are convinced that human evolution is a fact. Often they will cite the existence of hominids in the fossil record as evidence for their … more

  • Human or Hobbit?

    "Middle Earth" is not a real place. Humans, dwarves, elves, and hobbits never lived together. But in the fall of 2004, Australian and Indonesian paleoanthropologists stunned the archeological world … more

  • So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 2 (of 2)

    Last week we explored one aspect of human nature—language—that sets humans apart from animals and we proposed the neural synapse as a mechanism by which a Creator could communicate with … more

  • There‚Äôs 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

  • So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 1 (of 2)

    The slogan of the popular Geico commercials is now familiar to most television viewing people. It shows the frustration, resentment, and anger of cavemen toward certain twenty-first century corporate … more

  • In the Habitable Zone But With No Water

    Planets around M dwarf stars have generated a lot of interest lately—especially with the recent discovery of an earth-mass planet in the region where liquid water could exist on the surface. … 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