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Your ancestors were not apes, but men and women who were far more intelligent than you are. Read these facts. Evolutionary theory is a myth. It is God who created everything; the evidence clearly points to it. This is science vs. evolution—a Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia, brought to you by Creation Science Facts.

CONTENTS: Ancient Man: 3

The Intelligence of Ancient Man: Our ancestors were more intelligent than we are today
The Languages of Ancient Man: Ancient languages were originated by races more intelligent than we are today
The Place of Origin of Ancient Man: According to the evidence, where did our ancestors first live?
The Crops and Domestic Animals of Ancient Man: The location of the first ones also helps pinpoint where we find the first evidences of our ancestors

Page numbers without book references refer to the book, ANCIENT MAN, from which these facts are summarized. An asterisk ( * ) by a name indicates that person is not known to be a creationist. Of over 4,000 quotations in the set of books this Encyclopedia is based on  only 164 statements are by creationists.


The intelligence of man. The mind of man is far too advanced for evolutionary theory, which teaches that creatures developed only enough to provide for their basic needs.

*Alfred Russell Wallace was a close friend of *Charles Darwin. After deep thought, he came to the conclusion that evolutionary theory was untrue—because man's mind was far too powerful and advanced to be produced by evolution.

In contrast, apes have been studied for several decades, and we now know that they really are not very intelligent.—pp. 37-38.


The languages of man. The languages of man are as amazing as the mind of man. We can speak and we can write.

Language marks an unbridgeable gulf between man and all other life forms on our planet. There is no possible way that we could have evolved from lower forms of life.

As far back as we can go, human language is totally developed! Indeed, upon investigation we learn that ancient languages were far more complicated than those we now have.

Ancient Sanskrit, in India, was extremely complicated. Two words would combine into a third word; and there were many such possible changes. Ancient Greek was written in capital letters, with no word separations or punctuation. One line would be written from right to left, and the next from left to right!—pp. 38-40.

Monkey talk. It has been widely reported that apes can use symbolic language, but more recent studies have revealed this is not true. The apes only do what they think their trainers want them to do.—pp. 40-41.


Ancient cultures. Mankind appears to have migrated from a central point, located somewhere in the Near East or Asia Minor. This would agree with the conditions following the Flood and the fact that the Ark came to rest in eastern Turkey (see Genesis 8-9).

In the Near East we find the earliest pottery, domestication of plants and animals, metalworking, towns and cities, and the earliest writing.

The earliest authentic dates only go back to about 5,000 years ago. If man developed a "modern brain" 500,000 to 100,000 years ago (as the evolutionists tell us), then why did mankind wait till 5,000 years ago to begin using it?

Evolutionists say the first man came from central Africa, yet all the earliest human cultural activities began in the Near East.—p. 41.


The earliest crops and domestic animals. The earliest maize, beans, lima beans, barley, and corn existed only a few thousand years ago.

The first-known dogs and sheep were from about the same time in the Near East. At about the same time, goats, pigs, cats, and cattle first appeared.

The earliest dates for these and other animals only goes back to 7000 B.C. When those carbon 14 dates are corrected, they become 3000 B.C. dates.

What about the hundreds of thousands of years before then, when humans were supposed to be fully developed, fully active? But all we find is silence; no records; no indication of anything happening.

Everything agrees with the Genesis record; nothing agrees with evolutionary theory. However, in an effort to offset Bible chronology, a spurious method of Egyptian dating has been devised. But, for several reasons, it is flawed. (See The Truth about Archaeological Dating for more on this.)

From the best we can tell, ancient man was more intelligent than are men today. The outstanding advantage we have today is lots of written records, paper, accumulated writings, books, rapid communications, and transportation.—pp. 41-45.


Evolutionists want you to believe that you evolved from monkeys. They say little slimy creatures were your ancestors. But this is not true. God created you. We know this because the evidence points only in that direction. For over a hundred years, evolutionists have been trying to find proof that our earlier parents were dirty little animals. Yet, in all these years, they have been totally unable to produce any evidence denying our wonderful heritage.


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