Are We Really Akin to A Monkey?


24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that
it was good.

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. Gen 1:24-28 (KJV)

Ida the missing link primate fossil - whole skeletonAlthough evolved, a case could be made that mankind is nothing more than a advanced animal life. Scientists now believe they have found the “missing link” in “Ida” a skeleton reportedly 47 million years old. Discovered in 1983 in the Messel Pit in Germany, the fossil was made public Tuesday May 19.

Scientists say Ida is the most complete primate group of fossils found to date including lorises, lemurs, monkeys, apes and yes, Man.

Scientists also claim the fossil proves the transition from the prosimians, like lemurs, to anthropoids, like apes and humans. Those who made the discovery say it is this “link” between the early primate animals to the evolution of humans.

Some in mainstream scientific community aren’t so quick to claim this supposed long lost relative. “It’s not a missing link, it’s not even a terribly close relative to monkeys, apes and humans, which is the point they’re trying to make,” said Chris Beard, a curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in
Pittsburgh.

You decide for yourself if you think one of your great, great, great, great ancestors had a tail. I do not know how scientists make their assessment of what a dead fossil would look like as a live species, that is a science above my pay grade. So as for me and my house, I think I am going to stick with the idea that in the beginning God created each species of land, air and sea animal after their own kind and then he created man in His own image. So then all land creatures were created before man, on the sixth day of creation, so it could be said they preceded man, but God made Man to have dominion over all these lessor created animals, not to be one of them.  I just do not see God swinging from a tree by his tail. What say you?

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2 thoughts on “Are We Really Akin to A Monkey?

  1. Hello Allen Scott, I came across the eagle story in your “A View from the Nest.” I am so happy to have you share this story with your readers. Thank you. If you like to read about Eagles, We wrote a book, called “Flight of the Eagle” which I could send you via RTF Word Attachment, no charge. It was numbing to try and get a publisher, then decided to share this novel, co-authored by my wife, Esther. If possible, could you stick my first name ahead of the L. Provencher in your first paragraph? Thanks so much, from Truro, Nova Scotia.

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