The Cheddar Man
Genesis 11: 8
“So the LORD scattered them from there over the face of all the earth, and they stopped building the city.”
Around the world, there are many examples of fossilized or semi-fossilized human remains. These are often referred to as “prehistoric,” but this is a word that should give any Biblically minded Christian pause. The word “history” refers to a time line of humanity, although, this already began with Adam, therefore there can be no prehistoric humans.
One of those old men from my country (England) is the “Cheddar Man.” Contrary to what you might expect, as far as we know, he didn’t eat a lot of cheese. His remains were found in Cheddar Gorge cave, in Somerset, England. The remains were originally discovered in 1903, and are dated, by evolutionary means, to about 10,000 years. Of course, this date does not fit in with the biblical calendar that we use as our absolute standard. The reason for the recent interest in the “Cheddar Man” is that DNA was extracted from one of his teeth, and the consequent genome determination told us that this early Briton had blue eyes, dark curly hair and dark skin.
Although, we attribute most of the fossils to sedimentation caused by the Flood, the majority of the human fossils found, we could suggest that they were formed after the Flood. In fact, those preserved semi-remains such as the “Cheddar Man” probably came from migrant refugees after the Tower of Babel incident, recorded in Genesis 11. Therefore, it is not a surprise to us, that this man had the dark skin, as the selection of lighter skin colors would only occur in later generations. Therefore, once again, the Bible has a better explanation than secular science.
Prayer: Lord, we love Your Word. We thank you for the new insight we get of our past, present and future on your pages. Amen.
Ref: University College London. “The Face of the First Brit Revealed: Blue Eyes, Dark Hair and Skin: The First Full Reading of Cheddar Man’s DNA” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, February 7, 2018 <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180207202447.htm>.
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