Letter: Answer where we are from must be realistic

In response to Ted Holcomb’s letter on evolution, I agree with him, but only to a degree.

Through research and bone discoveries, scientists have found enough human like skeletal remains to make the Adam and Eve story without merit. So we can dismiss the religious idea of the beginning of man.

But where does that leave us? How did we get to this point of modern man?

Here is what we know for sure. The bones of what anthropologists have named Peking Man are, through carbon testing, 700,000 years old. There have been more discoveries over the years; Java Man at 500,000 years old, Neanderthal Man at 300,000 years old, each of these beings evolving towards modern man.

There is no denying the existence of these prehistoric bones for they are in museums around the world. If we insist on the Adam and Eve story, do we just discard the bones? Do we take them out of the museums and throw them away?

Those bones are proven not to be of apes or modern man. The only conclusion is that they much be something in between.

If we are ever to find out where we came from, we must become more realistic.

T. Allen

Golden Valley