Ever since the Neanderthals were first discovered in 1829, they have been a constant source of controversy. Back in 1979, however, Jack Cuozzo made what is perhaps the most controversial claim ever made about the Neanderthals. He claimed that the Neanderthal skulls had been intentionally portrayed with their jaws out of socket in order to make them appear to be more ape like, and then he claimed that the correctly arranged skulls actually proved the biblical account to be correct. Here is a presentation that Dr. Cuozzo gave in 2005 detailing the evidence which supports his claims.
In a recent interview on Real Science Radio, Dr. Cuozzo mentioned that many of the American museums have now changed their Neanderthal displays to agree with his x-rays, but photos of the previous arrangements of the Neanderthal skulls are still abundantly available across the web. For example, Wikipedia's article on Neanderthals features this photo of the Ferrassie Skull:
As you can see, the teeth of the lower jaw do not match up with the teeth of the upper jaw just as Dr. Cuozzo pointed out in his presentation. That same Wikipedia article also contains a photo of the La Chapelle aux Saints Skull in which the jaw is placed so that the two remaining opposing teeth are completely separated from each other. Here's the photo from Wikipedia:
And here's a better view of the same skull arrangement which clearly shows the misalignment of the teeth:
As Dr. Cuozzo pointed out the proper arrangement of this skull should look like this photograph in which the two opposing teeth are lined up correctly:
When the jaw is placed in the correct location, the skull looses its ape like appearance and instead takes on the features of a man whose lifespan was equivalent to those of the biblical characters in the book of Genesis. You can watch the video presentation above to learn exactly how these skulls agree with the Bible or you can order Dr. Cuozzo's book Buried Alive from Amazon and read all the details there.
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