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The Bible clearly distinguishes between man and beast—something evolution does not do. Even on the purely biological plane, there is a wide, unbridgeable chasm between man and beast.
As Christians, we should already know that chimps deserve ethical treatment because Proverbs 12:10 tells us that “
a righteous man regards the life of his animal.” But we must be very clear that only human beings, not chimpanzees, are made in the image of God.
Since the all-knowing God knew evolution would deceive many people, why did He create creatures like apes, which evolutionists would use to support their dogma? If God had not created apes, however, evolutionists would just find another “common ancestor.” The problem is not the evidence, but sinful man’s faulty interpretation.
As a visible way to buttress evolutionary claims, the London Zoo has three men and five women displayed next to (but separated by a fence from) their “primate relatives.” When cultures accept the belief that man is but another animal and just another primate, the consequences will be far greater than what might appear in a zoo.
If additional tests reveal bonobos actually are communicating with one another, the authors’ evolutionary leaps will still be groundless.
A recent two-part piece on The BioLogos Forum admits that meshing evolution and the image of God that all humans possess is a “challenging issue.”
Are we just another animal?
The Bible clearly distinguishes between man and beast—something evolution does not do.
Panzee passes her phonics test, and Nim stars in a movie.
From pets to livestock, humans often have a close relationship with animals. But is that part of the story of human evolution?
They’re back in the news: crows, which sometimes seem to rival—or beat out—dolphins and chimps for the title of “man’s closest intellectual rival.”
For the first time, a national legislature has voiced support for extending human rights to animals.
Chimps are seen outpacing humans in a computer-based mental challenge in a National Geographic News video.
There seems to be a never-ending stream of media reports that promote evolution. The latest is the provocative notion that there was hybridization between human and chimpanzee ancestors.
The mental image inferred by the suggestion of granting “humanity” to chimps owes more to a “chimp tea party” mentality than to actual science.
As a visible way to buttress evolutionary claims, the London Zoo has the three men and five women displayed next to (but separated by a fence) their "primate relatives".
She thought it was a great discovery. However, the painting was done by Gypsy the chimpanzee.
Are there differences between humans and animals, or are we free to be animals like our evolutionary ancestors—as low-down as snakes, and to make pigs of ourselves, and to act like donkeys.