What Separates Us from Apes?

Human and Chimp DNA-98% Similar?

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This is Ken Ham, a missionary with a passion for sharing God’s Word.


Yesterday, we learned that we don’t actually share 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees. That myth has been proven false. That number could never be right because we are so obviously different from apes!

There are huge, anatomical differences between us and apes. For instance, our knees face forward so we can walk upright. But chimps’ knees, along with their wrists, fingers, and hips, are shaped very differently. They are designed for climbing trees and walking on all fours.

Humans can design skyscrapers, write music, and discuss philosophy. An ape, while smart for an animal, relies solely on instinct. Humans also have a conscience, something no ape has. And, we are made in the image of God.

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Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

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