The “Created” Chimp Genome

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For over a decade evolutionists have touted the supposed 98.6 percent similarity of the human and chimp genome as “proof” of chimp to human evolution. Creation scientists and geneticists were skeptical.   The impossibility of evolution of  over 40 million base pairs (about 1.5 % of the human genome) in the short span of a few million years proposed for these changes by atheistic scientists was ignored.  Evolutionists assured every high school and college student in America that they “knew” that evolution had occurred based on these “small” differences.

But as pointed out by Dr Jon Cohen, in “The Myth of 1%”, these are NOT small differences.  “First, as noted, we’re not talking about “small changes” but rather, as the journal Science explained, at the very least these differences entail “35 million base-pair changes, 5 million indels in each species, and 689 extra genes in humans.” (1) This means it would have required massive amounts of new genetic information via mutations… a thing which has never been proven to occur even once.

But now a 2016 article by Dr Jeffrey Tomkins Ph.D., Director of Life Sciences at the Institute for Creation Research, shows that even those ridiculously positive inter-species comparisons were wrong.  The actual amount of similarity between human and chimp genomes in recent, more accurate scientific studies was vastly lower.  He states it is in the low 80’s at best. That would mean there are not 35 million, but about 500 million base pair differences! He explains in detail why the original estimates were inaccurate and why the newer numbers are far more accurate. (3) Such a vast genetic difference completely destroys the weak and tenuous pro-evolutionary arguments.

Biologist Dr Richard Buggs, also states that we have no more than an 85% similarity.  In his recent Biologos post he wrote, “the total percentage of the human genome that I can know for sure has one-to-one orthology with the chimp genome is 84.4%. Therefore I would say to the man on the street: we know for sure that the human genome is 84.4% the same as the chimpanzee genome“.  (4)

Now compare the human-chimp ratios to the human-zebrafish similarities. “Sequencing of the entire genetic make-up of the zebrafish has revealed that 70 per cent of protein-coding human genes are related to genes found in the zebrafish and that 84 per cent of genes known to be associated with human disease have a zebrafish counterpart.” (5)  Does anyone really think we have recently evolved from zebrafish?  Of course not!

In the end, it looks like the Chimp Genome and the Human Genome are indeed vastly different.  It appears they were created uniquely and individually and purposefully.  This is just one more nail in the coffin of evolutionary theory.

 

(1)  Jon Cohen, “Relative Differences: The Myth of 1%,” Science, Vol. 316:1836 (June 29, 2007).

(2)  Casey Luskin “Critically Analyzing the Argument from Human/Chimpanzee Genetic Similarity”, September 30, 2011, Evolution News and Science Today.

(3) Tonkins, J 2016, Analysis of 101 Chimpanzee Trace Read Data Sets: Assessment of Their Overall Similarity to Human and Possible Contamination with human DNA.  Answers Research Journal 9: 294-298.

(4) Buggs, R.  How similar are human and chimpanzee genomes: posted on RichardBuggs.com, July 14, 2018

(5) http://www.sci-news.com/genetics/article01036.html

(For similar readings see”Evolving Misconceptions” and “Vestigial Organs”)

Neanderthink

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Were the Neanderthals primitive hunter-gatherers?  Were they advanced Apes?  Were they upright orangutans? Did they interbreed with modern humans?  Were they actually much like modern humans? Why are Neanderthals now “extinct”?  Were they actually the long-lived progeny of early Genesis?  Did they live before or after the Flood?  These questions are the topic of much debate, and although you may read at any given site that they have “established” the answer to one or more of these questions, you can easily find another site which counters the evidence presented. There are far more questions than answers, and the status of all claims are subject to further discoveries.  In other words, we have a lot of so-called educated guesses, in both the Young Earth and the Old Earth scientific communities.

However there has been a great deal of interest in the field of genomics, and as stated by Clayton Carlson, in Rethinking Neanderthals, “The geneticists have taught us that Neanderthals are not simply human beings from long ago, nor are they just another ape. Neanderthals are certainly human, though demonstrably not the same kind of human as we are.”(1) Most “experts” agree that they lived in families, used tools, ate meat, used fire to cook vegetables, and built boats.

In all these discussions, never forget that the supposed “experts” that are contributing to a discussion on topics such as these are operating on limited knowledge, about events that occurred thousands of years ago, with no witnesses, and using dating technology they barely understand.  For such “experts” to suggest they have enough facts, or “science” to prove anything is rare, to think they have evidence so compelling that it contradicts the clear witness of the Bible on issues of human origins is ludicrous.

There are hundreds of questions, both from the Biblical, and the scientific perspective, as to just what happened to this enigmatic group and what exactly they represent.  I can only state that the Bible has proven itself dependable in thousands upon thousands of instances regarding history, archaeology, philosophy, geology, and human nature.  I have no doubt that it will be proven dependable in this as well.  The remains that appear to be human will be proven to be human descendants of Adam and Eve.  The remains that appear to be ape-like will be proven to be some species of ape.  There will never be any  “intermediate” species found between the two.

However, many believe that the Neanderthal was Pre-flood man.  According to the website http://www.genesisandgenetics.org/ if this is true it answers many questions about the enigmatic group.  Some have easy answers from a Biblical view, but are quite difficult from the view of scientism. Questions like:

What happened to the Neanderthals?  They died in the flood.

Why is there no evidence of pre-flood man?  There is, the Neanderthal.

Why does Neanderthal show different genetic material?  Because we still have some of the pre-flood mutations, but he had none of our post flood “mutations”.

Why did he not interbreed with modern man?  He couldn’t because they were separated by the flood.

In fact, if you start with a human and allow the natural effects of aging over a lifespan of hundreds of years, as indicated in the Old Testament, you might well find a skull shape similar to the Neanderthal!

For an excellent discussion of this topic, see answersingenesis.org/human-evolution/neanderthal/those-enigmatic-neanderthals/

 

Genesis 1:26-27-  Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”  So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

(1) https://thinkchristian.reframemedia.com/rethinking-neanderthals

(2) http://www.genesisandgenetics.org/

(3) answersingenesis.org/human-evolution/neanderthal/those-enigmatic-neanderthals/