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Human history, specially the part where man got the intelligence and ability to develop himself and the surroundings, has been held hostage to the limits of Western religious ideology. For years, historians have been loathe to accept that real development and sophisticated work by man started before the advent of Abrahamic history. That Abraham’s folk-lore and mythology is not the starting point of man’s consciousness. Denisovans and their work is yet another challenge to the accepted mythology that passes off as history in most text books.