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Today's Creation Moment

Apr
23
After Their Kinds
Genesis 1:12
“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was...
How wonderful! Your dog has just had puppies! But do you now have to sort through the litter and make sure there are no baby giraffes or kangaroos? In God’s account of creation in Genesis 1, we...
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Similar Needs, Similar Designs

1 Corinthians 15:39
“All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds.”

Nova, the TV Science program aired on public broadcasting stations, presented an argument that human evolution is proven by the fact that, chemically, humans and apes are 99 percent alike. That argument has appeared many times, although very seldom in print. Dr. Duane Gish of the Institute for Creation Research God's Designanswers it by pointing out that since a cloud is 99 percent water and a watermelon is 97 percent water, the watermelon must have missed being a cloud by only 2 percent!

Actually, the argument that there is only a 1 percent difference between man and apes assumes that we know a lot more about man and apes than we really do. And some of these comparisons can be very misleading. Some people have to take insulin, but does that come from our supposed distant cousin, the ape? No, beef cattle supply the nearest match to human insulin. When you have to have a new heart valve, does that come from the ape? No, it comes from the pig, the nearest match.

The old saying that statistics can be used to prove anything certainly applies to this evolutionary argument. The real reason that similar creatures often have similar chemical structures in their bodies is that creatures with similar bone structures tend to have similar needs and so have been given similar chemistry by the Creator.

Prayer: 
Heavenly Father, while I marvel at Your great wisdom in the creation, fill me with a greater desire to learn Your revealed wisdom in Holy Scripture. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.