Hidden Archeology : New Evidence Against Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution – Michael Cremo On C2C With George Noory [video]_Featured_, Archaeology, Videos Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Author and researcher Michael Cremo talks about the evidence contradicting the Darwinian theory of human evolution, footprints that date back millions of years, and dinosaurs co-existing with humans. Looking at the possibility that there were previous advanced civilizations on Earth, he pointed out that modern buildings made of steel and glass will not last over vast periods of time. However, ancient stone structures, like the pyramids, remain intact to this day. “So, I think we have to ask, who’s really more advanced,” Cremo mused.
“They are discovering evidence all over the world, up to the present moment,” Cremo said of findings that suggest “modern” humans existed in ancient times. He discussed recent reports from Kenya of footprints, matching the contemporary human foot, found in layers of rock about 1.5 million years old. Unfortunately, Cremo said, instead of acknowledging the amazing find for what it is, scientists have tried to fit it into pre-conceived notions of human evolution. He lamented that “this is a perfect example of how this knowledge filtering process works.”
Additionally, Cremo stated that “there is evidence that humans were present” before, during, and after the age of the dinosaurs. To support this contention, he noted the famous evidence of “human footprints alongside dinosaur footprints” found in Texas and a modern human skeleton found in a 300 million-year-old layer of slate rock in Illinois. Since humans peacefully co-exist with dinosaur descendants like crocodiles in today’s world, Cremo theorized that such cohabitation would have been possible in ancient times as well.
Michael is on the cutting edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few months time he might be found on pilgrimage to sacred sites in India, appearing on a national television show in the United States or another country, lecturing at a mainstream science conference, or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality.
Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organisation, including species, individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins.
Life on Earth originated and then evolved from a universal common ancestor approximately 3.7 billion years ago. Repeated speciation and the divergence of life can be inferred from shared sets of biochemical and morphological traits, or by shared DNA sequences. These homologous traits and sequences are more similar among species that share a more recent common ancestor, and can be used to reconstruct evolutionary histories, using both existing species and the fossil record. Existing patterns of biodiversity have been shaped both by speciation and by extinction.
Charles Darwin was the first to formulate a scientific argument for the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Evolution by natural selection is a process that is inferred from three facts about populations: 1) more offspring are produced than can possibly survive, 2) traits vary among individuals, leading to differential rates of survival and reproduction, and 3) trait differences are heritable. Thus, when members of a population die they are replaced by the progeny of parents that were better adapted to survive and reproduce in the environment in which natural selection took place. This process creates and preserves traits that are seemingly fitted for the functional roles they perform. Natural selection is the only known cause of adaptation, but not the only known cause of evolution. Other, nonadaptive causes of evolution include mutation and genetic drift.
In the early 20th century, genetics was integrated with Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection through the discipline of population genetics. The importance of natural selection as a cause of evolution was accepted into other branches of biology. Moreover, previously held notions about evolution, such as orthogenesis and “progress” became obsolete. Scientists continue to study various aspects of evolution by forming and testing hypotheses, constructing scientific theories, using observational data, and performing experiments in both the field and the laboratory. Biologists agree that descent with modification is one of the most reliably established facts in science. Discoveries in evolutionary biology have made a significant impact not just within the traditional branches of biology, but also in other academic disciplines (e.g., anthropology and psychology) and on society at large.