NEANDERTHALS IN HEAVEN
The Civil Writer Magazine
If Christian theologians are still well-being on Adam and Eve's time line of 6000 years ago the Cavemen were found in European and African iconography dating about 47,000–65,000 years ago with Neanderthals and about 44,000–54,000 years ago with Denisovans. During the Middle Ages, these creatures were generally depicted in art and literature as bearded and covered in hair, and often wielding clubs and dwelling in caves. While wild men were always depicted as living outside of civilization, there was an ongoing debate as to whether they were human or animal. Like other humans, Neanderthals originated in Africa but migrated to Eurasia long before other humans did. We would like to separate Adam and Eve from being cave dwellers but they lived as the Neanderthals did. Any of their offspring should show neanderthal DNA being they lived in close proximity. The proportion of Neanderthal-inherited genetic material is about 1 to 4 percent [later refined to 1.5 to 2.1 percent] found in all non-African populations. It is suggested that 20 percent of Neanderthal DNA survived in modern humans which is the lineage of Adam and Eve, notably expressed in the skin, hair and diseases of modern people. We want to equate God in Genesis 1:26-28 as speaking only to modern man, 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. We can't dismiss these instructions as not going to the Neanderthals being they were humans because some Caucasians want to separate themselves from a theory of Neanderthals being mentally challenged. Neanderthals and Homo sapiens living at the same time had equal brain volume. A new study shows, though, that Neanderthals had larger eye sockets – and a larger brain area devoted to sight – than in modern humans. If God instructed his Genesis humans which could have included Neanderthals to have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth... they would of had to have some cognitive abilities to understand their responsibilities even to understand the laws and commandments of God. Therefore as it is with modern day humans and their beliefs of heaven the same views should have been bestowed on Neanderthals living at the same time but became extinct (because of climate change or interaction with modern humans) and were replaced by modern humans moving into their habitat between 45,000 and 40,000 years ago. But who is to say Adam and Eve children weren't mating with Neanderthals who were already on the earth.