If anyone wanted to look for an example of misleading and disingenuous reporting, you need to look no further than the recent mass media frenzy over ‘Cheddar Man’.
For those who are still not aware, ‘Cheddar Man’ was/is a 10,000-year-old complete human male skeleton, that was discovered in a cave in the Cheddar Gorge, south west England in 1903.
The reason why the mass media and mainstream scientist have gone into raptures recently, is that DNA testing carried out by the University College of London, using samples extracted by researchers at the Natural History Museum, have allegedly determined that this example of one of the earliest British inhabitants, possessed ‘dark skin, curly black hair and blue eyes’.
So it’s fairly easy to work out, why the mass media and the tame scientific community have been positively wetting themselves over this ‘discovery’.
The BBC, SkyNews, The Guardian, the Independent, the Sun, the Mail, New Scientist, the Washington Post and even the Smithsonian Institute website have run with this story, as well as a number of other ‘news’ outlets, which has understandably attracted a lot of public attention.
However, reading some of those media outpourings, it becomes fairly obvious early on, that most of the articles make very little reference to any actual science, relying instead, upon what has flowed from Science Journalists.
The articles make little or no reference to the fact, that ‘Cheddar Man’ was only one of a large number of human remains discovered in the same area, and, although incomplete, are at least 5-10,000 years older, and were not subjected to similar testing.
So the question must be asked, why is this single example of an early hominid, being promoted in this way, despite the obvious lack of more wide-ranging testing being carried out?
As the video below points out, these latest findings are based on nothing more than ‘Genetic Astrology’, and as such, are not an accurate, or indeed a true representation, of the real ethnicity of the skeleton.