Was Paleontologist Richard Leakey Biased?

Posted in Creation/Evolution on August 1st, 2007 by dhawkinsmo

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l188/dhawkinsmo/Leakeys_Error.jpg“Dr. [Richard] Leakey produced a biased reconstruction based on erroneous preconceived expectations of early human appearance that violated principles of craniofacial development,” said Dr. Bromage, whose reconstruction, by contrast, shows a sharply protruding jaw and a brain less than half the size of a modern human”s.

Dr. Timothy Bromage is a paleoanthropologist and Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at New York University College of Dentistry

Click HERE to read the rest of the article. Click HERE for Science Daily article on this and HERE for the presentation details.

This is the same skull which was found in strata originally dated at over 200 million years, but the date was explained away as “excess argon” and redated. Hmmm … Why was it redated? Was it because of the fossils that were found there?

Click HERE and HERE for some good creationist articles on this topic.

So really, now that the dust has settled, what Richard Leakey found was probably an extinct ape … nothing more. Think of how much effort and expense was expended researching this supposed human ancestor! The truth is, the pre-Darwinian view of nature–a Creationist view–fits the data that science continues to uncover much better than today’s evolutionary paradigm.