Many different Native American cultures discovered and interpreted fossils and integrated the knowledge of fossils into their origin mythology.
Various origin myths can be identified as having come from Asia, but origin mythology has not held an important role in Asia for many centuries.
There are several common themes in origin mythology, but there are many different means by which the universe, earth, life, and man have come into being throughout the various different origin myths.
Native American mythology generally presents humans and animals as being related and having common ancestry.Australian Aboriginal culture is thought to be the oldest continuous culture in the world, due to the isolation of the Australian continent. The sun, the moon, and the stars slept beneath the earth.The mythology of the Aboriginal Australians is also thought to be reflective of some of man's earliest mythology. All the eternal ancestors slept there, too, until at last they woke themselves out of their own eternity and broke through to the surface.The Greeks developed a concept of evolution over 2,300 years ago that was basically equivalent to that of Charles Darwin's, but the early Christians opposed the idea and destroyed all of the works that promoted it or any other naturalistic explanations for earthly phenomena.There are literally thousands of different mythological stories about the origin of the world and of life.In every case Christians have fought intensely for the past 2,000 years to eradicate the belief that humans and animals have a close relationship.