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Men and Chimps, 98%! Oops!

The ranks of the anti-God squealed with delight over the 2004 claim by some scientists that more than 98% of the DNA sequences of chimps and humans are identical. It was front page news and spotlighted in the electronic media around the globe. This will prove to be another dead end in the evolutionistsí quest to certify their theory. In the attempt to add credibility to the false premise of evolution, its proponents have offered up false proofs at what should be a very alarming rate. Unfortunately for the general public, this is not common knowledge.
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Men and Chimps, 98%! Oops!

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Many blasphemers send their messages to this site, readily displaying their antichrist bias. Of this group, atheists stand chief. God has defined their ilk in Psalms 14:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

How absolutely and obviously true this statement is. Ecclesiastes 10:3:

Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

Under the scrutiny of truth, the argument of these antagonists collapses every time. If you are one of the number who denies God, turn away from foolishness while there is still time. Click on to "Further With Jesus" on this website for transformation. NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:26-28:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

GOD SAID, Genesis 2:7:

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

MAN SAID: Man is an animal, too. Look, scientists estimate that 98% of the chimpanzee and human DNA sequences are identical! This is proof of evolution.

Note: Similarities in the biological makeup are not proof of the theory of evolution, as their champions herald, but rather, proof of common, intelligent design. For example, a building contractor using the same steel, wood, concrete, and other building materials creates a host of diverse structures serving a wide range of needs. Homology, the underlying similarities of many organisms, has often been lifted up as proof of evolution, but instead, it much rather proves a common design from an intelligent engineer creating structures that will function in various environments. In Lee Strobel’s new book, The Case For A Creator, he interviews Dr. Jonathan Wells, who we’ll reference a little later. Dr. Wells had this to say:

I’ll give you an example: eyes. There’s a gene that’s similar in mice, octopuses, and fruit flies. If you look at a mouse eye and an octopus eye, there’s a superficial similarity, which is odd because nobody thinks their common ancestor had an eye like that. What’s more striking is if you look at a fruit fly’s eye—a compound eye with multiple facets—it’s totally different. Yet all three of these eyes depend on the same or very similar gene.

In fact, it’s so similar that you can put the mouse gene into a fruit fly that’s missing that gene and you can get the fruit fly to develop its eyes as it normally would. The genes are that similar. [End of quote]

It’s common design by God the Creator.

Now THE RECORD. The ranks of the anti-God squealed with delight over the 2004 claim by some scientists that more than 98% of the DNA sequences of chimps and humans are identical. It was front page news and spotlighted in the electronic media around the globe. This will prove to be another dead end in the evolutionists’ quest to certify their theory. In the attempt to add credibility to the false premise of evolution, its proponents have offered up false proofs at what should be a very alarming rate. Unfortunately for the general public, this is not common knowledge.

Under the heading, "Plucking Apart the Dino-Birds," in the February 2003 issue of Discover magazine, fossil frauds such as the "chicken-lizard" Achaeoraptor reported as the missing links were discussed. The following excerpt was from that article:

Archaeoraptor is just the tip of the iceberg. There are scores of fake fossils out there, and they have cast a dark shadow over the whole field. When you go to these fossil shows, it’s difficult to tell which ones are faked and which ones are not. I have heard there is a fake-fossil factory in northeast China, in Liaoning Province, near the deposits where many of these recent alleged feathered dinosaurs were found. [End of quote]

In L. Strobel’s book, The Case For A Creator, there was the discussion of fossil frauds, and in the following excerpt, the fake fossil Archaeoraptor was addressed:

"Well, the problem was that it was a fake!" Wells said. "A Chinese paleontologist proved that someone had glued a dinosaur tail to a primitive bird. He created it to resemble just what the scientists had been looking for. There was a firestorm of criticism—the curator of birds at the Smithsonian charged that the Society had become aligned with ’zealous scientists’ who were ’highly biased proselytizers of the faith’ that birds evolved from dinosaurs." [End of quote]

The man quoted above is Jonathan Wells, Ph.D. Wells serves as a senior fellow at the Discover Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He received his undergraduate degree in geology and physics from Berkeley. From Yale, he earned a doctorate in religion. He also has a doctorate from Berkeley in molecular and cellular biology.

Again from Strobel’s book:

Other outlandish incidents occurred at about the same time the archaeoraptor fraud was coming to light. Wells was attending a conference in Florida, where the star of the show was a fossil called bambiraptor, a chicken-sized dinosaur with supposedly bird-like characteristics.

"Again, paleontologists called it the missing link," Wells told me. "And, sure enough, the reconstructed animal on display had feathers or feather-like structures on it. The problem was that no feathers were ever found with the fossil! But because scientists said they should be there, they were added. And the dinosaur looked even more like a bird because the guy who did the reconstruction used the same artificial eyes that taxidermists put in stuffed eagles." While there was a brief disclaimer, he added, it was rather cryptically written. [End of quote]

The headline in the periodical Archaeology reads, "Hunting Fakes" with the subhead, "A Smithsonian Sleuth Says Counterfeits Lurk In Museum Collections the World Over." They were interviewing Jane Walsh, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The following Q and A is from that feature:

Can you say how many fakes are in any one museum’s collection?

Well, no. But what I can tell you is any museum—I don’t care what museum it is—has fakes, because fakes are ubiquitous. I have a friend who works at the Holocaust Museum as a conservator, and even they have forgeries—Star of David badges and prison uniforms that were made for Hollywood films and later sold by dealers as authentic artifacts. [End of quote]

Prominent frauds such as the Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man to the peppered moth and Haeckel’s faked comparative drawings of embryos, and many, many more, litter the trail of evolution, but few seem to notice. The mantra, "There is no God," and that you are a "monkey’s uncle" continue to find traction in the arena of carnal academia.

Concerning the concept of men and chimps and 98%, is the following article found in the January 2005 issue of Discover magazine, under the title "Proteins Make the Primate." It follows in its entirety:

Scientists uncovered subtle clues this year suggesting that chimpanzees and humans, estimated to be more than 98% identical in their DNA sequences, may be more different at the molecular level than previously thought. Instead of being distinguished by a small number of crucial genes, as some geneticists had supposed, the two species appear to have surprisingly significant and widespread differences in the proteins produced by their genes.

A group of international researchers completed the first highly detailed map of a single chimpanzee chromosome and matched it with its human counterpart. Among the portions that lined up, only 1.4 percent of the chemical letters were different, consistent with expectations. However, the researchers found 68,000 small discrepancies where DNA had either been added or lost on the respective chromosomes. And when they analyzed the sequences of 231 genes, they predicted that 83 percent of them would produce proteins that differed in some way.

If such discrepancies occur throughout the rest of the human and chimp genomes, there will probably be thousands of proteins that differentiate the two species. But determining which specific genetic changes led to humans won’t be easy, says Asao Fujiyama, of RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center and the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, one of the project leaders: "The key proteins are very difficult to iron out because we have so many differences." [End of quote]

The allusion to evolution is incorrect, of course, but the idea that the difference between man and beast is colossal is the truth which flies in the face of the original "big news" published just months ago. Be advised that man is not “an animal, too,” as one recent headline read. We have been created in the image of God. We are living souls and we have been given the dominion mandate regarding this earth. Seek truth. Seek Christ while He may be found.

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:26-28:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

GOD SAID, Genesis 2:7:

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

MAN SAID: Man is an animal, too. Look, scientists estimate that 98% of the chimpanzee and human DNA sequences are identical! This is proof of evolution.

Now you have THE RECORD.




References:

King James Bible

"Hunting Fakes," Archaeology, Jan./Feb. 2005, p16

Jozefowicz, C., "Proteins Make the Primate," Discover, 1/05, p30

Strobel, L., The Case For A Creator, Zondervan, pp59-60

Svitil, K.A., "Plucking Apart the Dino-Birds," Discover, 2/03

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