Respectful Insolence

Archeological evidence most unexpected

Pretty much everyone knows about the existence of the fabulous cave paintings dating back 30,000 years in places such as Lascaux and Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc in France. In these caves, our forebearers used the walls as their canvases to paint amazingly vibrant and detailed paintings of animals and various other things. The paintings are beautiful, some of them even having been drawn using surprisingly sophisticated techniques of shading and perspective, and millions visit the caves to view .

Long we have assumed that we knew quite a bit about these drawing in these caves. But now evidence has been discovered that shows us, as is frequently the case, that we don’t know as much as we thought we did. Indeed, we have now found evidence that may make us question what we thought we knew about the diets of these people:

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Don’t you see? If EneMan has existed since Paleolithic times, it’s not unreasonable to conclude that Paleolithic humans probably required his unique services. And if Paleolithic humans required his services, this calls into doubt much of what we know about the hunter-gatherer diet. After all, we know that a diet high in fiber (as in edible plants, fruits, etc.) is good for regularity, and archeology presently tells us that the bulk of the hunter-gatherer diet was made up of these things, with a lesser proportion of meat.

Yet, here we have EneMan.

Perhaps Paleolithic humans ate far more meat than we had previously thought. Perhaps I should write this up. Chalk one up for EneMan.

Comments

  1. #1 afarensis
    October 8, 2006

    The most amazing thing is that EneMan hasn’t evolved any since the Paleolithic…

  2. #2 Orac
    October 8, 2006

    Actually, the most amazing thing to me is that apparently Paleolithic humans had written language using our present-day alphabet.

  3. #3 Ahistoricality
    October 8, 2006

    The images flanking Eneman’s head are powerful corrobrating evidence: clearly they show someone in the process of using Eneman’s products….

  4. #4 clone3g
    October 8, 2006

    He shows up in the darkest recesses.

  5. #5 EoR
    October 9, 2006

    Well, according to my friend Reginald von Daniken, it’s quite clearly a primitive interpretation of a visiting spaceman. This is obvious evidence for early genetic manipulation of humans by alien races (presumably, the relevant DNA was extracted from the lower intestinal tract).

  6. #6 Prup aka Jim Benton
    October 9, 2006

    Oh no!!!!!
    Since, as we know from the calculations of Archbishop Ussher that the Universe is only 6010 years old, it is onvious that humans couldn’t have made the cave paintings. Which means that they were simply doodles by YHWH while He was waiting for Noah’s flood to subside. But this picture…
    No, it can’t be. They CAN’T be the same Person.

    Can they?

  7. #7 KeithB
    October 9, 2006

    From now on, wait a few days or weeks to put this stuff in the Eneman Cataegory.

    I was totally hooked and just about to click “more” when my hopes were dashed by a quick glance at the categories at the top.

  8. #8 rhubarb
    October 9, 2006

    I’m asking your forbearance while I point out that “forebearers” is incorrect; it should be “forebears.” It did lead me to speculate on “hindbearers,” though – or perhaps, given the context, “hindbarers.”

  9. #9 beajerry
    October 10, 2006

    EneMan’s ancestors were wildebeast bladders.

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