Many atrocities were perpetrated on Aboriginal communities because of these evolutionary beliefs.Incredibly, in the 1800s, it was not uncommon for Aboriginal people to be hunted and shot as specimens for science. The first Aboriginal settlers to Australia were descended from people as intelligent and inventive as any other culture at that time.
Wiens has a Ph D in Physics, with a minor in Geology.An evolutionary view of human origins underlies the World Heritage listing of the Lake Mungo site.Such a view was not good for the first Australians.(Perhaps it was because of isolation and the pressure to cope with a worsening climate as the continent dried out after the Ice Age.) They, like other peoples, are made ‘in the image of God’ (Genesis ).Then, in 1999, Thorne (not to be outdone) and other scientists from the Australian National University published a new comprehensive study on the age of Mungo Man. Bowler and Magee described this 20,000-year stretch as ‘commendable in intent.’ There was just one small problem.