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Giants of the Far North; Giantism or Acromegaly?

Giants in Those Days, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Mar 20 2006

Photo: Egil Skallagrimson

“We note that the discovery of “Giant” remains in around 1930 was written up in the scientific journals of the day with casual racism. We note with interest as well scientific attempts to explain why a “modern” man –and other reamins found in the same cemetary” were of such huge size and why they exhibited characteristics similar to those of remains science had called Neanderthal.

Some creationists have previously suggested that Neanderthal was simply a modern man suffering some type of pathology. Evolutionists have resisted such an idea.

Here, science ironically tries to explain “giant”, and or “Neanderthal like” characteristics found on an obviously “modern” man as-being due to some type of pathology. “

Man of Gardar

What manner of man was the Man of Gardar?

Was he a surviving neanderthaloid type, thousands of years out of his time in the middle ages? Was he a freak Eskimo, living with the dwindling colony of Norsemen on the unfriendly coast of Greenland in the twelfth or thirteenth century?

Or was he a degeneration type arising from the inbreeding of a malnourished group of white men cut off from the rest of the world?

These questions have been roused by the recent discovery in the medieval Christian cemetery at Gardar, southwest Greenland, of a most extraordinary skull…..

Sir Arthur is inclined to look upon the strange skull as a result of a disorder of growth, somewhat like the fairly common and distressing type of giantism known as acromegaly. This disease is due to a glandular failure, and frequently results, says Sir Arthur, in the assumption, “in a bizarre form, of all the characteristics of the skulls of ancient fossil man—particularly Neanderthal and Rhodesian characters.

“Homo gardarensis must have been the subject of a particular disorder of growth—the kind of disorder which causes giantism in man, but whereas in most giants growth soon becomes irregular, in Homo gardarensis it remained regular.” ..July 19, 1930 Biofortean Review

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