Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Humans and Chimps

Dr. Mohler concluded his daily podcast today with one of my favorite quotes I've heard from him. The entire show is certainly worth listening to.

He responds to an article in the New York Times which reports that chimpanzees status has now been changed from "threatened" to "endangered." The interesting part comes in how the article concludes.

The article states:
“Just 6 million years ago, a single female ape had two daughters,” Yuval Noah Harari mused in his book “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.” “One became the ancestor of all chimpanzees, the other is our own grandmother.”

Dr. Mohler responds on The Briefing: 

"Now, you can divide human beings in any number of ways. But right now, Im willing to divide Americans between those for whom that sentence makes sense and for for whom that sentence is manifest nonsense. We need to note that the worldview implications of that sentence are absolutely massive, infinitely more massive than seems to be recognized by those who are quoting it in this editorial in the NYT. If you really believe that just 6 million years ago, a single female ape had 2 daughters one became the ancestor of the chimpanzees and the other became your grandmother, then who, I simply have to ask, do you think you are? That’s a truly frightening question. And that just reminds us all over again that the only true, the only satisfying, the only consistent answer to that question, the only answer that underlines and affirms human dignity, is the answer found in the Bible and biblical Christianity. And it doesn’t begin with a chimp. It doesn’t begin 6 million years ago." 

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