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Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils [Paperback]

By Marvin L. Lubenow (Author)
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When it comes to human evolution, only the fossils tell the real story.
With over thirty-five years of research in the areas of creationism and evolutionism, Professor Marvin Lubenow seeks to disprove both the philosophical and scientific untruths in the theory of human evolution.

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Attending to the exuberance of evolutionists, Marvin L. Lubenow seeks to show that fossils do more to disprove evolutionary theory than otherwise. In Bones of Contention, Lubenow offers scholars and laypeople alike a readable argument for the creationist view of the origins of humankind that addresses all angles of the issue, and answers all of their tough questions. The new edition has thoroughly updated and revised material to reflect years of evolutionist theory and modern paleoanthropology.

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Studio: Baker Books
Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2004
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0801065232  
ISBN13  9780801065231  

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captivating, informative, and reasonably objective  Sep 26, 2006
The book is easy to read but also full of detailed factual information. What sets it apart is a refreshing, objective tone. In a non-conspiratory way, it answers a question that had been long in the back of my mind of how so many obviously intelligent scientists could contribute to the web of misinformation produced by the evolutionary community without "having an agenda." The way it explains the practical social and scientific dynamics involved is probably the single most valuable contribution of Lubenov's book. This book really earned the 5 stars I assigned it.
Well written and thought out, but could use more detail.  Jun 20, 2006
This book is a very pleasant surprise on the topic. Painfully honest, yet clearly written with well supported facts, Mr. Lubenow has done a great job at concisively telling a very complex collection of facts in a way that scientist and layman can equally benefit. His dedication to the truth is evident in his writing, but leaves you thirsting for more detail in a number of areas. Overall a very good book indeed and I hope he follows it up with a more detailed version in the future.
Must Read  May 26, 2006
Lubenow takes the results of his research over the past 35+ years and illustrates how the hominid fossil data published among the scientific community does not fit the theory of evolution as they claim it does. Evolutionists, of course, would disagree but Lubenow takes the fossil record as a whole, instead of a selective sampling of the data, and shows that even while using the established evolutionists' dates, the fossils do not fit evolution. One of his greatest strengths is his comprehensive fossil hominid chart demonstrating his main premise. Why is such a chart lacking in the evolutionist arsenal? Perhaps because it shows the exact opposite of what they'd like the public to believe.

Lubenow shows that the entire hominid fossil record can be explained, perhaps even better, without the use of evolution. After astutely observing that it is absolutely impossible to prove that any fossil has ever evolved into another (such relationships can only be speculated), he takes the reader on an enlightening journey through the human fossil material. By showing that the supposed transitional fossils are contemporaneous with everything from modern Homo sapiens to Australopithecus, he shows that such a timeline does not favor evolution any more than it does special creation. His conclusions are solid and straightforward.

How does Lubenow explain the existence of Homo neanderthalensis, Homo erectus, Homo habilis, and the like? His answer is as simple as it is surprising: the fossils we have are all either humans (neanderthalensis/erectus/(some habilis)) or they are extinct apes (some habilis)/Australopithecus. How does he account for anatomical differences between modern H. sapiens and the others? He explains that such differences could easily be the result of rickets/syphillis and similar pathological conditions. In other words, human fossils simply show a great deal of variation among the same species. Humans are all human, apes are all apes. Just becuase a neanderthal has thick brow ridges and slightly flatter skull doesn't make it a different creature, it's a human like you and me. He backs up his diagnosis by joining it with his theory that the world-wide Genesis flood caused the ice age and led to exactly the kind of conditions necessary to cause those pathological conditions.

Evolutionists like to claim that relatively recent discoveries (like Dmanisi) show that the gap between apes and man is illusory. They neglect to mention, however, that such discoveries were just as much a shock to the evolutionist community (i.e. blew 'African Eve' out of the water). What they fail to see is that such transitional fossils are contemporaneous with fossils that can be qualified as modern H. sapiens (KNM ER 1470, 1590, 1472, 1481) so the transition is disqualified. In addition, their claim that the cranial capacity of the Dmanisi skulls bridges the gap between Australopithecus and Homo is silenced by the fact that they resort to a pathological explanation of Homo floresiensis. If H. floresiensis is pathological, then the Dmanisi skulls could be as well. If H. floresiensis is not pathological, then hominids with a similar cranial capacity to the supposed gap species (even smaller, in fact) were around just 18,000 years ago. So much for that theory!

Lubenow's book can weather the storms. Read this book and you'll learn some amazing things. Sure, the book is geared toward creationists and rightly so, I don't know any evolutionists who can stomach the term 'Genesis flood'. As Lubenow thoroughly demonstrates, evolutionists already believed in evolution as a 'fact' long before they had their fossil data. When the data doesn't match what they expect (and he shows that this is often the case) they just pick the data they like and throw out the rest. I can't think of a better text to debunk the idea that evolution (human evolution in this book) is a 'proven fact based on evidence' nothing could be further from the truth.
Convincing...  May 9, 2006
if you are a scientific illiterate. Lubenow's assessment of the fossils doesn't even agree with other creationists. Hopefully, anyone interested in the topic will seek out some books by actual paleontologists and paleoanthropologists, and maybe even read an actual scientific paper or two. Lubenow has one ax to grind, his religion. It's not science.
Great Book on the Evidence Against Evolution  Mar 7, 2006
Let me be clear from the start that I am not a very religious person. I am a firm believer in follwing the scientific evidence wherever it leads. Even though this book is written by a creationist, there is no knee-jerk fundamentalist Christianity underlying the book. This book focuses on the evidence against evolution and the deceit many scientists use to bolster the alleged "evidence" of evolution. Lubenow has done his research and does not attempt to overstate it ormake things fit into a creationist view. The evidence speaks for itself and proponents of Darwinian evolution should be extremely nervous about books like this. It's raising serious questions about their flawed evolutionary theories.

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