Monday, September 8, 2014



Hey everyone! How has your week been? I had a wonderful weekend spend with family to celebrate my oldest grandson’s 2nd birthday. It’s hard to believe that he’s TWO years old already! Time passes so quickly!

But then I can’t help but wonder what the ancient people who lived so long thought of the passage of time. How cool would that be able to do things over because you had so much time to make it right! There certainly would be enough time if you lived six hundred years!

You know that concept seems strange at first but the more I research the longevity of early humans, the more it becomes familiar and reasonable. Having grown up an atheist that believed in evolution, these concepts of a young earth, dinosaurs are dragons and long ages of ancient man all seemed unusual at first. But I believed it because that is what the Bible taught and it is all very logical, but mostly because I know God doesn’t lie. But since I have been teaching this so long it is more familiar to me than the fallacy of evolution. 

And speaking of teaching, back in May of 2013 I wrote a blog entitled Differences of Mankind. When I wrote it, I was unaware of other research that I have recently discovered about the Neanderthal people. I would like to present this information, and you can decide for yourselves which line of thought you agree with. Let’s go over some of the pertinent information in regards to Neanderthals found in the Differences of Mankind:

I wrote “First, it is absolute fact that the earliest (most ancient) human fossils (found in the lowest layers of deposits) are in fact Homo erectus. Again, fact-Homo erectus is so similar to Homo sapiens that they really should be considered one and the same. But even if they never get classified as one and the same, you must understand that Homo erectus (and H. neanderthalensis, H. florenensis, and H. devonianensis) are all 100% human. Differences in height, skull shape and even body size do not make or take away from our humanness.” This is absolutely correct and I included it here more as a refresher.

And then these three paragraphs that I wrote referencing the Neanderthals are a line of thought as to how they got their unique features: 

“The other question most frequently asked is; why was only the
Neanderthals affected so badly by rickets? Well, rickets is a disease brought on by the lack of vitamin D. Vitamin D comes to us through our diet and/or supplements and can also be synthesized (from cholesterol) when sun exposure is adequate. In humans vitamin D is produced in the deep layers of our skin through irradiation by the ultraviolet component of sunlight. 

Now, with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Neanderthal lifestyle. They are a people that in general, lived in the frigid shadow of the Ice Age glaciers. So what would be a natural response to such a harsh climate? “1) to seek out natural shelters such as caves, 2) to construct shelters out of whatever materials was available, and 3) to wear heavy clothing, probably animal skins, to cover much or all of the body. The lack of access to sunshine because of the heavy cloud cover, their need for shelter [and therefore much time spent indoors], and the wearing of heavy clothing would have predictable results; rickets.” Remember the component of sunlight that ‘brings’ the vitamin D? Ultraviolet waves. The very component of sunlight most effectively filtered out by heavy, thick, snow ladened clouds.”

This is the traditional teaching of neanderthal 

But take a close look at the evidence that I found that is contrary to this:

The three most prominent reasons paleoarcheologists have contributed the unique features of the Neanderthals to disease are rickets (of which I wrote about), syphilis, and arthritic deformities. 

Listed below are several aspects found in known rickets cases:

  1. The thinning and softening of portions of skull especially the posterior parietal bones.
  2. The brain case takes on a box-like look because of bony lumps on the front and sides of the inside of the skull.
  3. A flattening and/or concavity of the base of the skull but not the top or roof of the skull.
  4. A high arched and/or narrow hard bony palate.
  5. Delayed eruption of the teeth.
  6. Premature closure of the ‘soft spot’ in toddlers.

The Neanderthal skulls show only one of these features and only slightly and still within normal perimeters. 

In regards to syphilis deformities:

  1. Mulberry molars contain very little enamel.
  2. The second molars  are larger than the first molars which are very small.
  3. The upper and lower incisor crowns are permanently notched on the incisal edge. 
  4. The permanent lower incisors are barrel-shaped.
  5. A short maxilla
  6. A high palatal arch
  7. A saddle nose
  8. Relative protuberance of the mandible.
  9. Perforation of the hard palate
  10.  Osteomyelitis

Modern skull riddled with osteomylitis from syphilis infection.
No Neanderthal skulls have any of these manifestations. 

In regards to rheumatoid arthritis:

  1. Very little boney changes are found in the head with one exception, the jaw joint.

Therefore arthritis could not have caused the large brow ridges, facial protrusion, dolichocephalic skull, forward cheekbones and large noses. Only one Neanderthal skull has an arthritic erosion at the jaw joint and spine. 

So how did the Neanderthals get their features? Simple...old age. First let’s define what makes a Neanderthal and Neanderthal.  The most prominent features, of course, in the large bony brow ridges and  slanted upper and lower mandible bones and remaining teeth and the bulbous bulge at the back of the skull (which is what evolutionists try to say makes them partial apes). All three can be
explained by old age. After humans reach adulthood, most of their bones stop growing. But growth still takes place in the face and head. When people live to the long modern age of one hundred, this growth is minimal. But add another five centuries and the cranial-facial features now extend rather dramatically. Which is exactly what is found in Neanderthal skulls. What’s even more interesting is two of the children’s skulls look exactly like normal, modern, human children’s skulls just slightly larger. No large brow ridges or slanted mandible bones. (If you think about it--how do you age a horse? By how slanted the teeth--which are rooted in the mandible bone--are. The more slanted, the older the horse!)

The unfortunate thing is, is that Neanderthal skulls were not presented to the public that way. As a matter of fact most pictures of Neanderthal “children” skulls are actually of adults. Why? Because if Neanderthal children didn’t possess these defining characteristics then evolutionists would be hard pressed to call these people a separate species and a “missing link”.

The chart below shows how after the flood, and even more so after the dispersal from the language split at the tower of Babel, human life spans dramatically decreased. The humans that were born in the generations of Shem through Eber were still alive while generations after the dispersal all the way to Abraham and beyond where dying and being buried. This burial arrangement would put the people with very aged Neanderthal-like features at higher levels and later dates in time than the earlier more modern-appearing humans.

So you see, even though the first post-flood generations were obviously born earlier, due to their long life spans, they didn’t die until after at least six or more later generations were born and buried. This is the best explanation I have encountered that explains why the Neanderthals “suddenly” show up in the later burial layers and why they look so different. And yes the DNA of these ancient people is slightly different than “modern” man because they are direct descendants of the Former World before the genetics were split up. These people were actually more vital and better equipped physically than modern man. 

Fascinating isn’t it!

Until next week, God bless, and take care!
Willow Dressel 

This week in the night skies: “Monday, September 8 Full Moon (exact at 9:38 p.m. EDT). The Moon shines in dim Aquarius. To its upper left in the evening, the western side of the Great Square of Pegasus points down toward it (more or less). This is another perigean "supermoon," the third in a row.”1

For the southern hemisphere; “Near Earth Asteroid  2014 RC will  come close to Earth on 18:00 UT 7 September at distance of 0.0003 AU (around 0.15 Earth-Moon distances). It has an estimated diameter of  20m. It is brightest at 17:15 UT though. The asteroid is currently magnitude 19, and will be a reasonably mag 11.2 at closest approach, despite its small size. The asteroid is well placed for southern observers, and will be relatively bright (magnitude 13 to 11) from midnight on.”2

Cuozzo, Jack, Buried Alive, Master books, Green Forest, AR, 2008.

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