In 1912 Charles Dawson claimed to find some interesting bones in a gravel pit. A palaeontologist at the British Museum assembled the bones and believed that they represented the "missing link" between humans and apes. 40 years later scientists proved that the Piltdown man was a deliberate attempt at paleontological fraud.
In 1999 National Geographic described this creature as the "missing link" between dinosaurs and birds. It turned out this "fossil" found in China was actually a forgery constructed from rearranged pieces of real fossils from different species.
The Nacirema Tribe
The Nacirema were supposedly a tribe of people living in North America, as described by Horace Miner in his anthropological paper, published in 1956. The tribe Miner described had many odd rituals including "scraping and lacerating the surface of the face with a sharp instrument" and another ritual that "consists of inserting a small bundle of hog hairs into the mouth, along with certain magical powders, and then moving the bundle in a highly formalized series of gestures." It was actually a satire of everyday American life. "Nacirema" is "American" spelled backward.
But suppose the entire theory of Evolution is a hoax to support White Supremacy.
I like to think of evolution as a growth in consciousness and not only a species response to the environment. To think in the latter sense would make me a materialist, and that I am not. When all is said and done, it is culture that makes one human. Consequently, I argue that human developed from culture. This is what Afrikan thought teaches. You can respond to environmental conditions and adapt all you want, that does not make one human. Animals can do that. Oh, and I reject the idea that humans are only animals that make tools. Not my ancestors. This reminds me of a joke.
A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?"
The mother answered, "God made the first two human, one male the other female and they had children and so was all mankind made.
"Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.
The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys
from which the human race evolved.
"The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mama, how
is it possible that you told me the human race was created by
God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?"
The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you
about my side of the family and your father told you about his."
I guess you know which parent represents Afrikan people and which represents Europeans!
I am not a creationist in a biblical sense. I understand creation metaphorically, as an expression of cosmological thinking. Cosmology incorporates all the myths within a society into a meaningful unwritten living constitution. Afrikans understand the world symbolically and in Afrikan societies myths are symbolic representations of psychic, cultural, and natural dimensions of reality. They are consciously composed to establish cultural ethics and explain the origin of customs and traditions. Afrikan myths make it obvious they believe in creation; the Western notion of evolution is alien to them. Afrikan thought makes a clear distinction between time before creation and time after creation (and the appearance of culture). Beings that existed in the realm before time and culture are considered “pre-human”and are represented in more complex myths as serpentine beings. Ideas expressed in these myths are not so much an expression of evolution, as they are an example of the Afrikan mind at work. Unlike the West which trivializes myths as fables, fairy tales, superstitions, or vague histories, Afrikan thought and myths employ a common motif referred to as the reproductive metaphor — the application of the biological, physiological, psychical, and physical aspects of human sexual dynamics to explain and understand fundamental phenomena. Analogous to sperm and their environment are the watery serpentine beings. Vaginal “space” (and this includes the womb) is potential space, analogous to the space before time and creation. The various attempts at creation refer to the varied attempts at human fecundation or impregnation. According to many myths, the “cultural hero” appears after a certain time has elapsed. The cultural hero does not simply symbolize the embryo or child, but the youth initiated into adulthood. Man is the cultural hero, for only as an adult does the Afrikan become fully aware of his or her humanity. This example illustrates how Afrikan thought takes a known phenomenon, procreation, and projects it onto an unknown reality, creation.