Silicon Valley, California
The notion that accounts of events occurring hundreds of thousands of years ago can be accurately transmitted to the present by oral tradition is patently absurd. In "telephone", as anyone who's played it can tell you, simple messages often don't even make the length of a room without being garbled to the point of unintelligibility.
This argument is an excellent example of reductio ad absurdum by way of false equivalence. In fact, the word "absurd" is even used to denigrate the concept directly. Information transmitted orally over many human generations does not even come close to the behavioral constraints imposed on the "telephone game." Frankly, it's a colossal oversimplification that anyone who gives it more than superficial thought should be able to see. And for anyone interested, it would useful to read this informative Wiki article about "Oral Tradition."