Darwinian evolution inspired researchers to assume that human civilization must have evolved from very humble beginnings towards increasing sophistication.
The problem with this scenario is that the facts don’t support it. A recent study upsets the Darwinian paleocart:
”Going on the palaeo diet? Don’t put down your porridge just yet. Hunter-gatherers ate oats as far back as 32,000 years ago – way before farming took root,”New Scientist reports and then goes on to say:
"This is the earliest known human consumption of oats, say Marta Mariotti Lippi at the University of Florence in Italy and her colleagues, who made the discovery after analysing starch grains on an ancient stone grinding tool from southern Italy.”
While the date is suspect, the research suggests that the basic assumptions of Darwinian thinking were wrong.