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Cro-Magnon Man

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 1975, Volume V, page 298 reported that the cranial capacity of the Cro-Magnon  man was 1,600 cubic centimeters, which is 18.5% larger than the male homo sapiens brain, which is 1,350 cubic centimeters.  The latest version of Encyclopedia Britannica confirms this http://www.britannica.com/eb/print?eu=127622

If Cro-Magnon and homo sapiens are the same species, or if they had a common ancestor, or if homo sapiens "evolved" from Cro-Magnon, we would be expected to believe that "natural selection" caused the brain of one species to dramatically shrink in size in a very short  timeframe--about 20,000 years.

However, "evolutionists", when faced with this uncomfortable impossibility, move the discussion of "evolution" forward by ignoring prior measurement of the brain size of Cro-Magnon Man and insist that its brain was the same size as modern day homo sapiens.

From: "mel turner" <mturner@snipthis.acpub.duke.edu>
> Wrong. The DNA results you're talking about were widely
> hyped in the press.
> http://www.handprint.com/LS/ANC/evol.html#chart  
> http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/species.html
> >> Cro-Magnon Man _is_ Homo sapiens. Neanderthal isn't an ancestor to modern
> >> man, but a separate species of human (another branch on the hominid family
> >> bush) that became extinct. And just what is this DNA evidence you speakof?
> >> Let's see a citation.
> Interesting studies, but they don't say what you think they say.
> Adam is correct. Cro-Magnon Man _is_ Homo sapiens. The DNA results
> do suggest that neandertals weren't directly ancestral to living
> humans, but that was already the mainstream position among
> paleoanthropologists. Neandertals weren't our ancestors, just our
> _very_ close cousins descended from a recent common ancestor to
> both species.
> cheers


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