Sunday, March 21, 2010
Jerry Coyne states on page 193 that "all creationists draw the line at humans. The gap between us and other primates, they say, was unbridgeable by evolution, and must therefore have involved an act of special creation." There has been myriad evidence discovered linking humans to apes (with a common ancestor) and that humans have evolved from an ape-like species, yet many still deny that humans have evolved from an ancestor that was very different. What are their reasonings and are they justified? or is it just the "natural solpsism that accompanies a self-conscious brain" (192)?