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Apologetics of the Day: Human/Ape DNA Similarity??

Human Ape Ancestors

A common argument to support evolution is that since there is more than 90% similarity between our DNA and ape’s, human and ape were descended from the same ancestors.
However, how true is that? Was there really some kind of ape-man who/which evolved to become human, us, today?
There are at least three ways to refute this argument.

1.) DNA similarity points to a common Designer, not necessarily common ancestors.
An architect can use the same materials (same bricks, same mortars, same paint, same floor design, same roofs etc) to build different schools, museums, skyscrapers or even modern pyramids.
Similarly, God can use same (>90% same, that is) DNA sequence to create human and apes.

2.) A small difference in DNA can mean a lot of things, even the opposite ones.
DNA acts like a language code. Rather than seeing the similarity, it is more important to see the information it conveys. We can consider the following 2 statements.

“Many scientists obtain PhD. from famous universities. They do excellent research and they are committed to advance human knowledge. Most importantly, they do believe in evolution.”

and

“Many scientists obtain PhD. from famous universities. They do excellent research and they are committed to advance human knowledge. Most importantly, they do NOT believe in evolution.”

Both statements are more than 90% similar. Yet, they carry totally opposite meaning.
Likewise, a small difference between human’s DNA and ape’s DNA can mean an impassable barrier for evolution (from molecule to man) to occur.

3.) There is 50% similarity between human’s DNA and banana’s. Yet, we are nowhere near banana.
This argument came from an evolutionist himself, Steve Jones.
In essence, before interpreting that there is a common ancestor, what is so great about having more than 90% similarity, anyway?
Is human half banana to begin with? Or is banana half human?

In conclusion, rather than believing in evolution from molecule to man, it makes more sense to believe in the Creator, the God of the Bible.
Thanks Creation Ministries International for the wonderful science Smile

References:
1.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OzmOu1YdFkg
2.) http://creation.com/human-chimp-dna-similarity
3.) http://creation.com/steve-jones-and-the-end-of-human-evolution

Posted December 28, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bible Study