Skip to comments.Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research?
Posted on 07/13/2009 9:55:26 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research?
by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.*
In 2003, the human genome was heralded as a near-complete DNA sequence, except for the repetitive regions that could not be resolved due to the limitations of the prevailing DNA sequencing technologies. The chimpanzee genome was subsequently finished in 2005 with the hope that its completion would provide clear-cut DNA similarity evidence for an ape-human common ancestry. This similarity is frequently cited as proof of man's evolutionary origins, but a more objective explanation tells a different story, one that is more complex than evolutionary scientists seem willing to admit...
(Excerpt) Read more at icr.org ...
After reading the above, give the following a read...
Remember how the evos told us that human-chimp ancestry was a slam dunk? Think again LOL!
Humans More Related To Orangutans Than Chimps, Study Suggests
Nova (I think it was) had a fascinating show about the differences between chimps and humans.
One experiment used a puzzle box. You do 4 steps and the last step you open a door and take out a treat. 3 of the steps are phony. All you really have to do is open the door and take the treat. They demonstrated the steps to human children. They mimicked the steps exactly every time. They demonstated the steps to a chimps. They skip the extraneous steps and go right for the door. Human children were trying to please the adult. The monkeys just wanted the treat.
Another test, they put a treat under 3 cups. They pointed to the cup that hid the treat. Human kids understood the gesture and went right for the treat cup. Chimps could not grasp the concept of getting information from the gesture. (Dogs get the pointing gesture perfectly too).
I don’t pretend to know what it all means but it was interesting.
“Where PhD really means Piled Higher and Deeper”
I think humans are closer related to sloths.
Liberal University professors are looking to humanize chimps into something they can have sex with, since Democrat Women are bitchy and do not have enough hair.
Was the Dem convention last year where the protesters were planning to throw feces on the police, so they were kept segregated (locked up in cages)?
“...since Democrat Women...do not have enough hair.”
Would that it were universally true!
The fact is that a human gene and a chimp gene are around 98% the same.
The fact is that over the entire genome we line up with chimps over 90%.
This “they compared only similar regions” is like claiming O.J. was innocent because the DNA analysis only looked at points of DNA similarity between the samples left at the murder scene and the defendant.
The DNA data, both structural and functional, clearly supports the concept of humans and chimps created as distinct separate kinds. Not only are humans and chimps genetically distinct, but only man has the innate capacity and obligation to worship his Creator.7”
Its interesting to see how these “scientists” at this site jump from one conclusion to a totally unrelated one.
EVEN IF the similarity between a human genome and a Chimpanzee genome is 86%, and they allege only one study says this without mentioning the study or its date, they immediately conclude that evolutionary theory is incorrect. Then then leap to ANOTHER unrelated conclusion - that Chimps and Humans have no connection evolutionarily.
They would have us believe that ALL the chemical, osteological, genetic, behavioral, etc. similarities between all living organism is a mere matter of chance and there is no biological connection between the bodies of humans and other living organisms. This flies in the face of simple logic.
They BASE these ideas on their own peculiar interpretation of a passage in Genesis which they chose to interpret as inferring that, since evolution itself is not mentioned, and since it states God created man out of the dust of the earth, evolution is impossible.
The only thing impossible about these people are their thought processes.
If you want to believe God did not use evolution to create man from lower beings because He didn't detail it in Genesis, be my guest. But like other people in the past who attacked things like the heliocentric theory of the solar system based on flawed and biased interpretations of scripture, the more data that is generated on the subject, the more flawed and unbelievable your claims are.
Evolution is a fact of science. Live with it. Instead of spinning your wheels on preposterous arguments like this one, you should in stead be arguing that the existence of evolution does NOT refute a belief in Divine Creation OR in the scriptures. Instead, evolution can be reconciled with scripture through a correct interpretation of what is essentially a theological and moral document - the Bible. The Bible is a document filled with allegory and symbolism to explain moral teachings and point the road towards eternal salvation - NOT a biology text.
“One of the main problems with a comparative evolutionary analysis between human and chimp DNA...”
One of? Yeah, one of a huge amount since they can’t and won’t ever find a link, as much as they really want to in order to support their belief that there is no God.
It is time to purge their kind from the ranks.
I am a scientist who believes in God. There are many others.
Over and over, they try to twist facts to substantiate their own flawed ideas about scriptures.
Its really amazing how LONG you can draw one of these threads out by lobbing “fact bombs” at these people.
I believe in God, the scriptures and evolution and have no problem reconciling those beliefs.
Nor do a large number of other evolutionists.
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