With the “best came first” art of Chauvet cave fresh on our minds (5/09/2012), another discovery shows that exquisite art and music existed even further back than evolutionists expected.

Hand-crafted flutes found in caves in southern Germany, dated by radiocarbon at 43,000 years old, show that humans were possibly singing and playing musical instruments around their campfires far earlier than previously supposed: “The bone flutes push back the date researchers think human creativity evolved,” Jennifer Walsh wrote for Live Science. No pre-flutes were reported.

Science Daily reported, “Oldest Art Even Older: New Dates from Geißenklösterle Cave Show Early Arrival of Modern Humans, Art and Music.”  The evolutionists attempted to dress up the surprise with a theory that the cultured elite of the period moved up the Blue Danube to spread their culture, but they clearly were only guessing: “Whether the many innovations best documented in Swabia were stimulated by climatic stress, competition between modern humans and Neanderthals or by other social-cultural dynamics remains a central focus of research by the archaeologists,” the article pointed out, continuing with the theme that many questions remain: “High-resolution dating of the kind reported here is essential for establishing a reliable the [sic] chronology for testing hypothesis [sic] to explain the expansion of modern humans into Europe.…”  This implies no such reliable chronology is established, and no hypotheses have passed the test.

Well, if this was published in the Journal of Human Evolution, the journal editors are not going to let it undercut their reason for existence, are they?  They have to concoct an evolutionary tale even when evidence appears that humans were artistic and musical from the beginning (remember Jubal? Genesis 4:21).  For reasons why radiocarbon dates beyond about 5,000 years are unreliable, see CMI’s list of articles.

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