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Claim CH134:

Records say civilization was man's original condition. Written records converge on an origin about 3000 B.C.E. Other dating methods are uncertain.


Bible Study Manuals, n.d. Creationism vs evolution (cont.)
Titcomb, J. H., 1871. On the antiquity of civilization. Journal of the Transactions of The Victoria Institute, Journal of 1870-71, pp. 3-25.


  1. Written records began after civilization; they do not record man's original state. Human fossils, however, show that humans are older than writing or other indications of civilization. Many of the dating methods showing man's prehistoric antiquity are verified, among other ways, by comparison with written history (e.g., Renne et al. 1997).


  1. Renne, P. R., W. D. Sharp, A. L. Deino, G. Orsi and L. Civetta. 1997. 40Ar/39Ar dating into the historical realm: Calibration against Pliny the Younger. Science 277: 1279-1280.

Further Reading:

Tattersall, Ian, 1995. The Fossil Trail. New York: Oxford.
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