Ancient artifacts found in the Arabian Peninusula are altering the origins of early man.
Notice that genetics show man appeared 70,000 years ago in Arabia, give or take a few thousand, and these finds seem to support that (and push the date to the earliest that genetics usually allows for). Adherents to the “Out of Africa” theory, however, continue to make a leap of faith and connect the two (Africa and Arabia). Why? Not because of progressive evidence connecting the two, but because the philosophical underpinnings of their theory demands it. This really isn’t science. For more on the controversy of man’s origins, see Who was Adam?.