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A heading to an article in the New Scientist magazine reads, 'dNA shows how different we are.? It went on to say, ?Humans and their closest relatives, chimpanzees, may be more different than geneticists have realized.?

The evidence comes from studies by the International Chimpanzee Chromosome 22 Consortium, (as reported in Nature, vol. 429, page 382) To begin with the article described the similarities: ?A comparison of the chimpanzee's chromosome 22 and its counterpart, human chromosome 21, shows that just 1.44% of the chromosome's 33.3 million DNA bases are different.? Only 1.44% is not much, so where are the differences?

The study revealed ?nearly 68,000 insertions or deletions of DNA, most of which were only a few bases long.? ?Because each gene contains hundreds or thousands of bases, even these differences are enough to alter more than 80% of the proteins produced by those genes.?

80% is a lot of difference.

Evolutionists work from the worldview that . . .

A heading to an article in the New Scientist magazine reads, 'dNA shows how different we are.? It went on to say, ?Humans and their closest relatives, chimpanzees, may be more different than geneticists have realized.?

The evidence comes from studies by the International Chimpanzee Chromosome 22 Consortium, (as reported in Nature, vol. 429, page 382) To begin with the article described the similarities: ?A comparison of the chimpanzee's chromosome 22 and its counterpart, human chromosome 21, shows that just 1.44% of the chromosome's 33.3 million DNA bases are different.? Only 1.44% is not much, so where are the differences?

The study revealed ?nearly 68,000 insertions or deletions of DNA, most of which were only a few bases long.? ?Because each gene contains hundreds or thousands of bases, even these differences are enough to alter more than 80% of the proteins produced by those genes.?

80% is a lot of difference.

Evolutionists work from the worldview that primates come from some earlier form of life, which evolved gradually into many ape and chimp species, and eventually one of these groups evolved into humans. This is why, they say, humans and chimps share so many similar features. The creationist responds by pointing out two things: First, similar design does not prove similar origin. (Cars are all similar in many ways, but they come from many different factories.) Secondly, the fact that common parts are used actually points to some intelligent designer, who assembled the parts in different ways to get different results. (To illustrate this, see how a nut and bolt may be used in a huge number of different machines.) Humans share about 50% of their DNA with bananas, but no evolutionist would suggest humans are descended from bananas!

The New Scientist heading contained the phrase, ?Humans and their closest relatives.? This is an evolutionary assumption smuggled into the sentence. It is assumed that chimpanzees are relatives of humans, and the public generally accepts it without question.

We also hear phrases like ?humans and other animals? and variations of this, coming from the evolutionists, yet we seldom hear the creationist point of view. Behind the scenes the enemy of Man, Satan, is using his educated and intelligent puppets to mouth out his lies and deceptions. He works in the halls of academia and in universities. He dresses his spokespeople in black suits and white coats. He preaches his lies from the liberal pulpits, and publishes his treachery in learned books and highly acclaimed novels and movies. He decorates his lies with technology and the fa?ade of science, but all the while, behind the scenes, he grinds his teeth in utter hatred at the place God has given to Man.

The answer to the question ?Is Man an animal?? is not a simple one. The shortest answer is ?No? but it takes a while, and some thought to sort out what we mean by ?animal?. Obviously, Man is not a plant, or a bacterium. He shares many things with all creatures ? he has a backbone so he is classed as a vertebrate, and Man suckles his young so he is classed as a mammal. Female humans have placentas, so Man is classed as a placental mammal. Man also shares some things in common with primates, so he is assumed to be an extension of the primate family.

But Man is much more than an animal. For example, as Ray Comfort found out, a human cannot take an orangutan on to an airliner, because the creature is not classed as a human ? despite all that evolutionists say about orangutans being just like humans. The airline's rules are far more sensible than evolutionists.

Apes cannot use verbal language as humans do. Apes never pray. Apes never love and communicate with their Creator. Apes are not lower level humans ? they are creatures designed to fill certain functions within the whole biosphere. Humans study them ? they never study humans. Humans can read and write, and express their thoughts and feelings non-verbally. Humans can override their instincts and produce great music. Humans were made in the image of God, designed to be part of His royal heavenly family ? apes never were.

Richard Gunther, Copyright 2006

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