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Do Humans Share A Common Ancestry With Neanderthals?

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488
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Casey Luskin
Duration
00:07:04
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On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin tackles another neo-Darwinian assertion made by Karl Giberson and Francis Collins in The Language of Science and Faith. In their book, Giberson and Collins capitalize on the popular notion of Neanderthals as brutish, non-human, cavemen like beasts in order to bloster their claims about common ancestry. Is this view of Neanderthals accurate? Do experts agree that Neanderthals are drastically different from early humans? What does this mean for the notion of common ancestry. Luskin explores the connection between Neanderthals and humans and sets Giberson and Collins straight.

Casey Luskin

Casey Luskin is an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law. He conducted geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography (1997-2002).
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