One of the key areas of interest for Bible Students is the claim that Humans are related by common ancestry to Chimps and all other creatures through a well-established evolutionary chain of evidence. As this concept is clearly contrary to the Bible’s narrative we will spend some time examining the main streams of scientific evidence used to support the evolutionary paradigm.
The main scientific evidence advanced to prove human evolution is on the following levels;
- The fossil evidence
- The biological evidence
Considering the way this subject is presented in both the media and the science classroom, one would expect that the evidence that supports Human Evolution is overwhelming. However, what we find is that the evidence is far more circumstantial and imaginative than we are generally told. Firstly, we will briefly overview the concept of human exceptionalism, then look at the history and development of evolutionary science and its philosophical assumptions, after which we will closely examine the subjects identified above.
- Human exceptionalism – we are different.
- The Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Evolutionary Theory.
- Human Evolution – The Fossil Evidence Examined.
- Human Evolution – The Biological Evidence Examined.
- Non-coding DNA & Pseudogenes.
- ENCODE Results and the Myth of Junk DNA.
- Chromosomal Fusion WITHOUT Common Ancestry.
- Population Genetics – Coalescent theory.
- Conclusion and Final Comments.
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