On a serious note, I just read an article ( http://www.canada.com/national/story.html?id=6f9627aa-d6b5-4ddb-be99-dd95c5afd9bd) about how scientists are trying to decipher DNA from a chimpanzee, and claim that this animal is "the closest living relative to mankind." They are trying to find out what "makes" us human. This sort of thing just makes me shake my head and wonder when mankind will stop trying to find how we descended from these creatures and accept the truth! They, and others, need to wake up and smell the coffee!
What makes us human? I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. That's right, God makes us human! The book of Genesis in the Old Testament tells us this fact. In Genesis 1:24-25 we read:
"Then God said, 'Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind'; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good."
Then, in a separate act of creativity we are told (verses 26-28) "Then God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'"
Apes of any size, shape, and kind are not human. God did not create apes in His image and decid that He wasn't satisfied with them and allowed them to evolve...no, we read in verse 31 "God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good." If God was not satisfied with His creations, they would not have been 'very good'.
Now, I am not a scientific person but have read that DNA can NOT be changed from one thing to another. That is, the DNA for a rat will not be found in a dog. Human's have a specific DNA code as do all creatures. Darwin even apparently claimed before his death that his whole evolution theory was false. So, why do people today still try to claim it is truth?
This article states that humans "picked up" the traits such as walking erect and developing a complex language. Sorry, but we didn't pick up these things. We were CREATED this way. One of the scientists states that they "have the instruction book of our closest relative." Well, my closest relatives happen to be my parents and two brothers, not a bunch of chimps, so unless they've been testing my family without me knowing, they have NOT been testing my closest relative!
Please read the article at the above link, and let me know your views/thoughts on this.