THE skull that, according to Leakey, has made current theories of early man obsolete was found in August, 1972. It is becoming widely known as skull 1470, its museum accession number. An eagle-eyed member of one of Leakey's Kenyan field crews made the discovery, spotting a few scraps of bone weathering out of sandy sediment. Before the first day was over, thirty pieces had been recovered. . .
THESE are startling claims. Inasmuch as the theories of early man current in the scientific world are diametrically opposed to any reasonable literal interpretation of the Genesis account of human origins, the assertion that these theories must be "tossed out" is bound to capture the attention of conservative Christians. . .