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Claim CC030:

All known fossils of ancient humans would fit on a billiard table (or in a coffin).


Morris, Henry M., 1974. Scientific Creationism, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 202.

Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 1985. Life--How Did It Get Here? Brooklyn, NY, 86.


  1. That may have been true at one time, but there are thousands of hominid fossils now. Lubenow (1992) found that there were fossils from almost 4,000 hominid individuals catalogued as of 1976. As of 1999, there were fossils of about 150 Homo erectus individuals, 90 Australopithecus robustus, 150 Australopithecus afarensis, 500 Neanderthals, and more (Handprint 1999). Foley (2004) lists some of the more prominent fossils.

  2. It takes only a handful of fossils to show that hominid forms have changed over time.


Handprint Media. 1999. Human evolution,

Foley, Jim. 2004. Prominent hominid fossils.


  1. Foley, Jim, 2004. (see above)
  2. Handprint Media, 1999. (see above)
  3. Lubenow, Marvin, 1992. (see below)

Further Reading:

Lubenow, Marvin, 1992. Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of the Human Fossils. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, chap. 3.
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