Let us begin with that this newly reported skull was actually found in 1933 along the Long (Dragon) jiang (river) in China but, “Three years ago, a Chinese farmer made an unusual donation to a university museum.”
The skull is known as Homo longi, the Harbin cranium, and Dragon Man. But the post-flood Nephilim pop-researchers should not start with their typical neo-theo-sci-fi since no, it is not a hybrid dragon man but is referred to as dragon due to the river’s name.
The pop-researchers may, however (based on their un-evidenced assertion that Nephilim were giants) claim victory since the skull is described as follows—gleaning from multiple reports:
“A huge cranium…A large skull…massive fossilized skull…The skull belonged to a mature male who had a huge brain, massive brow ridges…an adult of great size…large size…’It’s enormous,’ says paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer of London’s Natural History Museum…massive skull…a large brain…this newly identified group may have had the largest skulls of any known extinct human lineage…’The whole skull is large…Stringer said…a giant, nearly intact human skull…the skull’s unusual size…it’s the largest of all known Homo skulls…big cranium…very large…”
Of course, just like giant, the terms “huge…large…massive…of great size…enormous…big” are all subjective.
It is also described as an “elongated cranium” so that will perk up LA Marzulli’s ears since he asserts that Nephilim were giants, asserts that he has their skulls, but only ever shows us regular sized skulls.
The actual fossil is “a nearly complete fossil skull,” this, at least, is how the skull is depicted:
So, what is “huge…large…massive…of great size…enormous…big”?
In this case, it is “about 9 inches long and more than 6 inches wide” and the modern average is about 8-9 inches long and 6-7 inches wide.
Thus, well within good ol’ fashioned human average—even if bigger than the monkeys and apes that evolutionists demand are our ancestors or otherwise relatives.
Reference to the brain is not, of course, that it was found fossilized but due to estimations of that which the skull could contain.
Yet, “The skull has a large brain capacity, fully within the range of modern humans and Neanderthals…a brain that is similar in size to that of a modern human…a brain similar in size to modern humans…a brain comparable in size to a modern human’s…a brain similar in size to our own…”
This is even though one report has it that the “brain was about 7 percent larger than the average brain of a living human.”
And note the nature of such reporting since the same report that told us of a “massive skull” followed directly with that “had a brain comparable in size to that of modern humans.”
Lastly, we are told of “the likely size of this ancient human” and that he was “very large and powerful” with very and large being subjective, of course.
Here is an artist’s reconstruction—note the perspective of the depiction that makes it appear very, very tall (and yes, from a skull they claim to know the skin color, hair length and style, what he wore, etc., etc., etc.):
Yo, when’s the Dragon Man’s workout
and macros gonna be published
’cause, my man be ripped!!!
For the neo-theo-sci-fi to which I referred, see my book Nephilim and Giants: Believe It or Not! Ancient and Neo-Theo-Sci-Fi Tall Tales
Katie Pavid, “Dragon Man: ancient skull from China could be new human species,” NHM, 25 June 2021
Carl Zimmer, “Discovery of ‘Dragon Man’ Skull in China May Add Species to Human Family Tree,” NY Times, June 25, 2021
Henry Austin, “Discovery of ‘Dragon Man’ skull in China prompts rethink of human evolution,” NBC News, June 25, 2021
Katie Hunt, “Meet ‘dragon man,’ the latest addition to the human family tree,” CNN, June 25, 2021
Maya Wei-Haas, “‘Dragon Man’ skull may be new species, shaking up human family tree,” National Geographic, June 25, 2021
Ann Gibbons, “Stunning ‘Dragon Man’ skull may be an elusive Denisovan—or a new species of human,” Science Magazine, June 25, 2021
Bruce Bower, “‘Dragon Man’ skull may help oust Neandertals as our closest ancient relative,” Science News, June 25, 2021
Xijun Ni and Charles Q. Choi, “Fossilized ‘Dragon Man’ Skull May Represent a New Lineage of Extinct Humans,” Inside Science, June 25, 2021
Brian Handwerk, “A 146,000-Year-Old Fossil Dubbed ‘Dragon Man’ Might Be One of Our Closest Relatives,” Smithsonian Magazine, June 25, 2021
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