Did humans get here by creation or by evolution?
The New American Standard Bible (Genesis 1:26-31) briefly describes the making of man:
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.” Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every
plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every
tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to
every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing
that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant
for food”; and it was so. God saw all that He had made, and behold, it
was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth
This passage says four important things:
- Human beings look like God. They are the closest things on
God’s earth that looks like Him. So all attempts to make things on earth
to look like God are plain foolishness. When the idol makers distort
what man looks like (Chinese “gods” with tall brain pans; Canaanite
“goddesses” with many breasts; etc.), they act even more foolishly.
- Human beings are ruling stewards of the earth. Man is not lower than nature. He is a part of nature, and higher than the wild.
- God told human beings to multiply. So “population control” breaks Divine orders.
- The first food for animals and man, before the Fall, were fruits and vegetables. This would not hold forever; under the Noahide laws, God lets man eat flesh as well. But at least one dietary theorist cites Genesis 1:29 to say that the proper diet for man is a vegan diet, or at least a fructo-vegetarian one.
Then this chapter says another, all-important thing: God has finished his creative work. The Hebrew phrase, that most translators render as “very good,” is mo’ed tov. This means more than “good.” It means absolutely excellent, with no room to improve it. Creation Day 6 closes Creation Week, and leads to God’s day of rest.
The evolutionary view
Evolutionists, of course, do not recognize Creation Day 6 or any
Creation Day. They insist that life shapes and re-shapes itself
constantly. And it has done this for at least 3.8 billion years.
The real evidence poses two problems. One is trying to tell exactly
how man “evolved,” and from what. No one seriously says that man came
from monkeys. Instead, anthropologists tell us that man came from chimpanzees.
The reason: of all the apes, or simians (all names for “animals that
look like man”), chimpanzees are closest to man, in how they look, and
in their chromosomes and genes.
But where are the “evolving” chimpanzee fossils? Where is the link between chimpanzee and man? The link is—you guessed it—missing.
Walter T. Brown has assembled
many other contradictions, misunderstandings, and outright frauds that
make mockeries of anthropology. Piltdown Man is the obvious fraud.
Peking Man (Homo erectus) turns out to be an ape that men ate. Java Man and Ramapithecus were also apes. Nebraska Man was lower than that: a pig!
Another finding embarrasses evolutionary theory further. Human fossils have turned up in “deep time.” No modern person buried these fossils. No one disturbed those rocks after they fell into place. These are Flood casualties. They therefore give the lie to another evolutionary canard:
If the Global Flood killed every man and woman alive but eight, where are the bodies?
The fact of the matter is: scientists have found them. And they don’t want to talk about it.
Creation Day 6 vindicated: Neanderthal Man
In sharp contrast, Neanderthal Man turns out to be all man, and neither ape nor link, missing or otherwise. Dr. Jack Cuozzo, in 1998, published the first work (Buried Alive: The Startling Story of Neanderthal Man).
Dr. Cuozzo trained as an orthodontist, one who specializes in
straightening people’s teeth. So he did the obvious thing that no
anthropologist had done before. Beginning in 1979, he took x-rays of
Neanderthal skulls, the first in history. He applied to those films the
same insights he had developed after looking at thousands of x-rays of
his human patients. He concluded, and published, that Neanderthal Man
was a true man. Furthermore, Neanderthal Man matured very slowly, much more slowly than does modern man. Cuozzo concluded that Neanderthal Man’s dentition
locked in place after many decades, not the two for humans, and that
Neanderthal Man lived for hundreds of years. Genesis chapter 5 hints at
the same thing. Therefore, Neanderthal Man is a subset of pre-Flood man. (See also Cuozzo J, “Early Orthodontic Intervention: A View from Prehistory,” The Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association, Vol. 58, No. 4, Autumn 1987, pp. 33–40. Note that Dr. Cuozzo is now a Creation Science Hall of Fame inductee.)
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