July 14, 2009

Neanderthal Sculptor Do Job Good, Smash Conventions

Combining art, anatomy, and anthropology, the paleoartist Viktor Deak tries to explain hominid evolution to the public.

David Downs

Why does Viktor Deak get to live the artist's life in New York: top commissions, huge crowds, writeups in the New York Times? Because caveman creation is really hard, and Deak ranks among the top paleoartists in the world. From the morgues of Brooklyn to pitch meetings in Hollywood, Deak has used pen, paper, clay, and dissection to provoke the animistic core of a profoundly superstitious country.

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- posted on Nov 26, 10

I studied Art at The Art Student's League for many years and I am skeptical of art as a basis for reality.

In 2004 National Geographic tested four paleoartists by giving them the same fossil bones at different times witout telling them other paleoartist would be creating drawings from the fossils. Not one of the drawings looked like the others—and none of them had any body hair on them!

The American Museum of Natural History has a life-sized African diorama with a male and femal hairy homonid walking upright—based on the finding of a set of footprints! Ian Tattersall paleogeneticist (?) said they debated whether they had eyebrows or not and said it could have been a man and a child

Read pro-evolutionist Bill Bryson's best seller "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and discover on almost every other page the charlatanism, chicanery, lies and outright fraud rampant in the sciences—especially paleontology.

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- posted on Feb 09, 11

I believe in science but I don't believe in science fiction.

Read pro-evolutionist Bill Bryson's best seller "A Short History of Nearly Everything" where on almost every other page he exposes the charlatans, schemers, and knaves, in the sciences.

He wrote wrote “If you correlate [fossil] tool discovery with the species of creature most found nearby, you would have to conclude that early hand tools were mostly made by antelopes…”

Especially read the entry on the ultimate arrogance of The American Museum of Natural History life-sized African diorama with two hairy homonids based on a set of footprints!

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