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Bones of Contention : A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils - Marvin L. Lubenow

Bones of Contention

A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils

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Published: 1st October 2004
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While evolutionists point to every new discovery of humanlike fossils as further evidence to support the theory that people evolved from apelike creatures, Marvin L. Lubenow contends that the fossils do more to disprove evolutionary theory than otherwise. In "Bones of Contention, " Lubenow offers readers of all backgrounds a readable argument for the creationist view of the origins of humankind that addresses all angles of the issue. In this new edition, Lubenow has thoroughly updated and revised his original material to reflect a dozen years of evolutionist theory and modern paleoanthropology. Scholars and laypeople alike will find solid answers, grounded in research, to all of their tough questions.

Definitions, Illustrations, and Chartsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
A Really Weird Science
Introduction to Section I: The Assignmentp. 15
"Show Me Your Fossils; I'll Show You Mine"p. 21
A Fairy Tale for Grown-upsp. 31
Dead Reckoningp. 44
Monkey Business in the Family Treep. 49
Looks Aren't Everythingp. 60
Human Evolution: A House of Cards
Introduction to Section II: Revisionist Historyp. 73
With a Name like Neandertal, He's Got to Be Goodp. 75
Java Man: The Rest of the Storyp. 86
Java Man: Keeping the Faithp. 92
Wadjak Man: Not All Fossils Are Created Equalp. 98
The Selenka-Trinil Expedition: A Second Opinionp. 109
Homo Erectus: A Man for All Seasonsp. 115
Homo Erectus: All in the Familyp. 124
Evolution and Racism: A Fatal Attraction
Introduction to Section III: "So Just What Is Racism?"p. 137
The Voyagep. 141
Tasmanian Devilsp. 147
The Elephant in the Living Roomp. 152
Rhodesian Man: The Fastest-Aging Man in the Worldp. 159
The Empire's New Clothes
Introduction to Section IV: The Fake Paradep. 167
African Eve: A Woman of No Importancep. 170
Splitters versus Lumpersp. 181
"We Are All African": A Study in Political Correctnessp. 190
A Cave in Spain Makes It All Very Plainp. 197
Trashing Neandertals
Introduction to Section V: The "Neandertal Storm"p. 207
"Otherizing" the Neandertalsp. 209
Neandertals, Tasmanians, and the Wild and Woolly Westp. 214
Technical Section: mtDNA Neandertal Park-A Catch-22p. 222
The Neandertal Next Door (Maybe)p. 236
In Life and Death: So Very Humanp. 246
Stunning Answers from the Land Down Underp. 258
The Creationist Dating Revolution
Introduction to Section VI: It's About Timep. 273
A Twenty-First-Century Scientific Revolutionp. 277
The Dating Gap: Laying a Really Large Eggp. 288
Reality!
Introduction to Section VII: "Get Real!"p. 295
The Pretend Humans: The Nonhuman Fossil Primatesp. 298
Never Discuss Theology with a Chimpp. 303
Genesis: The Footnotes of Mosesp. 316
Reality in the Human Fossil Recordp. 326
Charts of the Human Fossil Recordp. 335
Notesp. 355
Index of Personsp. 391
Index of Fossils and Fossil Sitesp. 394
Index of Cultural Sites without Fossilsp. 398
Index of Topicsp. 399
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ISBN: 9780801065231
ISBN-10: 0801065232
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Type: Revised