Who's in the Human Family?

A Sidebar to "Homo Fabricator" by Hugh Ross

There is a healthy debate within the Christian community about whether humans are genetically related to Neanderthals, Homo erectus, or other similar members of the genus Homo like the Denisovans. In this article, Hugh Ross discusses stone tools produced by monkeys and chimpanzees which are not only primitive but stagnant—meaning they never progress to more advanced technological stages. He argues that the same is true of tools made by Neanderthals and Homo erectus—they never become advanced, and therefore, these creatures weren’t related to modern humans like us.

Human technology, on the other hand, bursts onto the scene already in an advanced state. Mainstream researchers have...


is a scientist and an attorney with a PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg and a JD from the University of San Diego. In his day job, he works as Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, helping to oversee the intelligent design (ID) research program and defending academic freedom for scientists who support intelligent design. Dr. Luskin has written and spoken widely on the scientific mechanics and implications of both intelligent design and evolution. He also volunteers for the "IDEA Center," a non-profit that helps students to start IDEA Clubs on their college and high school campuses. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington, where he and his wife are avid enjoyers of the outdoors.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #65, Summer 2023 Copyright © 2024 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo65/whos-in-the-human-family


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