I seriously doubt if there are even 4 people here who have read Darwin's Origin Of Species which in advertedly started the entire so called 'evolution of man' theories, let alone Lewis Spence's refutation of this theory just after it was published. Logic and the emotions engendered by 'spiritual' beliefs have co mingled to the point of mutual hysteria for most people who have continuous knee-jerk reactions to usually totally misinformed information regarding both sides of the basic questions of creation and evolution.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Albert Einstein revealed that time could play tricks if one travelled at the speed approaching the speed of light. This theory was tested in the laboratory solely for mesons, but the masters of science fiction boldly lead their heroes into adventures quite as outlandish as those experienced by the prophets of the Old Testament.
"The prehistoric idea as to the probable immortality of the soul does not only express the unconscious wish to believe in the existence of God, but also the sense that time does not have the same value everywhere in the universe and that it can flow at a greater or lesser speed."
The German historian, Herbert Kuhn, also refutes the Darwinian thesis, being himself a partisan of the off-world theory of man's origin.
In a work which is splendidly documented, but unfortunately not widely translated extensively, "Discoveries and Art of the Glacial Epoch", Herbert Kuhn relies upon the astonishing artistic accomplishments of so-called primitive man to demonstrate the absurd character of Darwin's postulates which he characterizes as the "philosophy of an irreducible sectarianism."
He is quite outspoken against the scientists who accuse the Church and priests of having retarded progress and placed obstacles in the way of archeological diggings.
He writes: If we read the documents we have attentively, we find that such affirmation is absolutely gratuitous. We cannot find that the ecclesiastics have said a single word against the diggings or exhumation of skeletons of primitive man, especially from the Catholic Church.
"Many priests and men of religious orders are often members of, or leaders of teams which carry on research in many archeological sites, not to mention many are also in all fields of Astronomy, especially Jesuits.
"The reason for the lack of comprehension or indifference of certain specialists must be sought rather in their fear of seeing the upset of the theory of evolution, so dear to them. It is still a mere theory. There are other theories . Some are more cable than others. It was with the greatest difficulty that they had finally succeeded in imposing their narrow concept that humans, animals and vegetals of our world today are the end result of progressive transformation of living species.
"The theory of evolution is based on the certitude that everything in creation which is simple is necessarily much older than which is more highly complex.
"If art only afforded us mediocre works dating from the highest antiquity, we would be quite willing to adopt this theory. But how could we accept it sincerely when we find that the paintings of Altamira are so beautiful, so wonderfully composed, that they can only be compared with the very greatest painters of our culture?
Some call our ancestors who lived in caves "savages" and "brutes", but how could savages and brutes have produced these works of art, so filled with vitality and freedom?
Darwin's ideas were warmly received throughout Europe and America. It reached the point where those who have refused to fall in line have been condemned, academic careers ruined, and in 1880, these theories became an absolute pseudo-religion, a philosophy of an irreducible sectarianism."