Did Chimps Make Us Evil?

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Many people think of chimpanzees as “friendly apes.” But Jane Goodall, the famous evolutionary primatologist, found that’s really not the case. They can be extremely cruel. They’ll even kill baby chimps. Dr. Goodall claims we inherited our “evil side” from chimps.

But the Bible gives us the true origin of evil. We’re not descended from an ape-like ancestor. We came from the first couple, Adam and Eve.

God’s original creation was “very good.” Nature and mankind lived in perfect harmony. But when Adam and Eve rebelled against God, they brought sin and death into the creation. Now our world’s broken—and everything’s fallen—including chimps.

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