Do you believe the human evolution theory which states that humans and chimpanzees share the same common ancestor and therefore humans descend solely from the animal kingdom and are an animal species? That’s the question we put to our Underground Knowledge group members in our latest poll on Goodreads.com — and interim results show respondents’ beliefs are evenly divided.
Interim poll results show that 45% believe humans and chimpanzees share the same common ancestor, 44% take the opposite viewpoint and 11% are undecided.
Sample abridged comments of poll respondents follow:
We have only barely begun to scratch our history in all areas, let alone our origin as a species. All we absolutely know is that we are capable of so much good, so much evil; an emotional being, often in conflict with ourselves. We have such a long way to go to understand ourselves; to explore space for answers; to explore the evolution and adaptation of so many planetary species; indeed, of the planet herself.
Even for those, fundamentalist Christians and Mohammedans and others, still doubting the essential tenents of Darwin, surely there is agreement that Homo sapiens is an animal. Not being plant or animal, what else is there for a life form to be?
The more I read or hear comments from people’s beliefs on our origin, the less surprised I become of how the insanity of teaching genesis in place of evolution in some schools is.
I think it’s possible we’re a mixture of ape & genetic manipulation by aliens.
Besides a few scientists in this group, there are other scientists who believe in the ancient alien theory – which I haven’t studied that much but can’t say is instantly dismissible. Here’s one such article I found: ET Genetic Code May Be Found In Human DNA, According To Kazakhstan Scientists’ Biological SETI Theory – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04…
As for the creator question, that is not an answerable question. I do find it almost impossible to believe we are the only intelligent life in the universe ever. However, time does erode all things. If you look at the AA theory, let’s say some entity flew by around 6 million years ago. Current thought is that the Australopithecus hominids began to diversify during that time frame.
Aside from the obvious, the biggest difference between humans and animals is the capacity to interact, contemplate and to know the spiritual world, which is to say, we have the capacity to know God. Animals don’t. For this reason alone, it is impossible for the human race to have evolved from any form of ‘primitive animal’ or have a common ancestor with chimpanzees. Further, if in fact God created us in his own image, I think it’s pretty safe to say that God is not a chimpanzee!
I think DNA is not essential for human evolution. Like a computer system, human being is consisted of hardware (human body) and operating system (OS) and program. Maybe human OS is invisble from our eyes, but it is essential for functioning human body and for the human evolution. Our Universe is constructed from many invisible worlds, which are called higher dimensions.
Books such as “River out of Eden” helped me get an idea on this subject. It is impossible to reject alien DNA theory. Whatever shape or form it consists of, it is very likely that some have made it to the earth’s surface. The notion that it became integrated with our DNA, I find highly unlikely.
Imo, Homo sapiens sapiens is a hybrid of countless human subspecies, known, recently discovered, and unknown, all evolving from less human origins.
This poll is gonna go down to the wire by the looks… Who will win? Darwin’s chimps and co? The ancient ETs? The Fundamentalist God? The fence sitters?
This poll ends July 8 PST. To view all comments, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group?type=group
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