Imagination is wonderful – and can be useful. But does it always serve the truth? Can one by studying any skull determine whether the lips are full or think the beard and eyebrows thick or sparse, the eyes lively or dull and vacant? But that is what anthropologists do – and the older the skull is, the uglier the features, the more stooped the posture, and the more vacant the stare. The public is presented with pictorial reconstructions, phyletic ‘trees’ out of a bunch of twigs, and sequences that are not only unscientific but positively deceitful – as documented here.
This Paper serves to warn the unwary. For the imagination can, as Scripture says, quickly become “vain” – and this is especially so when the biblical record about man’s nature and origin is rejected.