The Origin of Humans

26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Genesis 1:26-27


“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Genesis 2:7

The Naturalistic Worldview:

“But all researchers agree on certain basic facts. We know, for example, that humans evolved from ancestors we share with other living primates such as chimpanzees and apes.” Miller and Levine, Biology; 2000, p. 757

First of all, it should be noted that not all researchers agree with that.  Just those who hold to a naturalistic worldview.

Similarities and Differences:

Similarities:

1. Their DNA is very similar.

2. Both have spinal cords.

3. Both have the same kind of bones.

4. Both have basically the same muscles.

5. Both have a nervous system.

6. Both have the same number of fingers and toes.

Besides those differences: nervous system, hair, hips, jaw, spine, chimps are two to three times stronger than humans, declarative language skills, human intelligence, the control of fire, human desire to teach, technological advancement, sociability, facial expression, diet, long-term relationships, etc.


So, if we were to test the hypothesis that humans evolved from a chimp-like ancestor; would we be looking for differences or similarities? The differences far out-weigh the similarities by about 10 to 1. Is not the reason they are looking for a “common ancestor” “missing link” between chimps and humans because they know the differences between them are too great for them to be directly related? Should scientists then be looking for an alternative possibility?

Common Ancestors Between Apes and Humans?

At this present time, all fossils that have been considered “missing links” have been determined to be:

1. Completely ape, no relation to humans.

2. Completely human, no relation to apes.

3. Deliberate frauds or hoaxes.

Examples:

Piltdown man – human skull and ape teeth

Nebraska man – 1 tooth of a wild pig

Neandertal man – completely human

Cro-Magnon man – completely human

Australopithecines – African ape

Lucy – a chimpanzee


One bone thought to be a human collarbone turned out to be a dolphin rib. Some people who lived in “caves” turned out to be very intelligent.