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Ancient man in America?
Ancient man in America?
Back in 1992 archeologists in California dug up mastodon bones dating back to 130,000 years ago that seem to bear the marks of human activity.

These fragments bore impact marks suggesting that they had been smacked with a hard object: Some of the shattered bones contained spiral fractures, indicating that they were broken while still “fresh.”

teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
RE: Ancient man in America?
I recall when this was first discovered, and it’s come under pretty heavy criticism for several reasons:

1. The ‘tools’ found at the site aren’t unequivocally tools, that is they don’t appear to have been deliberately shaped.

2. There is none of the debris typically associated with tool-making at or near the site.

3. There are no human remains (of comparable age) at or near the site.

4. There is no evidence of any events between the death of the mastodon and its burial (no scavenging, for example), suggesting that the animal may have been buried in a land- or mudslide, which would also account for the bones being freshly broken.

That being said, this may yet turn out to be true. Paleontologists are notoriously attached to their own theories, so the critics maybe the critics are just unwilling to accept this one.

Time will tell. 

'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
RE: Ancient man in America?
The worst problem with prehistorical times is the "pre" part.
RE: Ancient man in America?
Is that where Iggy is?
Sanity adjacent.


RE: Ancient man in America?

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