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|Quote (afdave @ Jan. 03 2007,10:43)|
|INCORYGIBLE'S REQUEST FOR AN OBJECTIVE STANDARD FOR CLASSIFYING ORGANISMS|
Yes. I quoted Woodmorappe's opinion that the created kind probably was roughly equivalent to the family (at least in the case of mammals and birds). And you would have a very good point in asking how can we separate humans from the great apes if sequence difference is our objective guide .. EXCEPT ... for the fact that you are overlooking one key item.
You are disregarding two pieces of Biblical information ...
"Genesis 1: 26 ¶ Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
... and ...
"Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being."
Now of course, you do not take these statements as authoritative, which is fine for now ... you will in time either in this life or the next, but nevertheless, even with your present dim view of the Genesis record, these passages stand as possible clues to the profound mystery of the differences we see between apes and humans.
As we wrap up I noticed another item that needs clearing up from Dave.
W-a-a-a-a-y back we were questioning Dave on which verses of the Bible (the KJV specifically) were "God Inspired" and which were "mixed-up in interpretation".
We see now that Dave has listed;
as the infallable word of the big one.
Maybe Dave can continue with a verse listing before we close at 5000.