Thursday, 20 February 2014
Surprising Acknowledgement: Humans Are More Separate And More Distinct From Animals
For evolutionists, our assumed history is under a dark cloud.
The basic difficulty is that fossil dating and estimates based on the molecular clock method show ages that are vastly different.
The molecular clock approach assumes that humans and chimpanzees had a common ancestor. According to New Scientist, “To estimate when the human-chimp split occurred, geneticists can simply count the differences in matching stretches of chimp and human DNA and divide it by the rate at which mutations accumulate.”
The problem is that they don’t know the rate. The magazine calls this a Catch-22 problem after Joseph Heller’s satirical novel. And they do not even agree on what species are our ancestors and what are not.
While New Scientist tries to give the impression that the dilemma is about to be solved, it has to admit: “We are used to thinking of ourselves as separate and distinct from the rest of the animal kingdom. We just got a bit more separate, and a bit more distinct.”
That is a result of God’s image in us. Instead of having an ape-like creature as our ancestor, our very first ancestor was fully human. His name, as everyone knows, is Adam.
Brahic, Catherine. 2014. Our true dawn: Pinning down human origins. New Scientist 2892, 34-37. (11 February).