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Bonobos are our closest DNA relatives

Bonobos are our closest DNA relatives

A woman walks beside an exhibit displaying the evolution of humans, at the Darwin's Evolution Exhibition in the Calouste Gulbenkina Foundation in Lisbon February 12, 2009. | (Photo: REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro)

“Bonobos are our closest DNA relatives. Why do the vast, vast majority of scientists accept it? Over 99% of relevant scientists do...You do not understand what a theory is if you say that” –Jim C.

Be careful what you believe when it comes to what believers in evolution tell you. You have to always keep in mind that someone who has faith in evolution usually embraces atheism, which means that they have no moral compass. This means they can stretch the truth without any qualms of conscience—not that Jim is doing that here. More than likely he is just using the usual “tactics” he has learned from other believers. Let’s look at three points made by him:

  • “Bonobos are our closest DNA relatives.” Bonobos are pygmy chimpanzees, and the fact that they have DNA doesn’t make them relatives. They also have skin, arms, legs, a brain, blood, eyes, kidneys, liver, lungs, etc., but the similarity to human beings doesn’t mean that we are a branch of primates. It just means that God used a similar blueprint when He made both man and primates. But that blueprint isn’t confined to those two parts of His creation. Pigs also have eyes, ears, heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, DNA, blood, hair, brains, etc. I sometimes sound like a pig when I sleep, know people that eat like pigs, and if we need a skin transplant, surgeons will often use pigskin, because it’s the closest to human skin. Does that mean we have a common ancestor in the pig? It could, if you are a believer in evolution, because there are no hard and fast rules.
  • “Why do the vast, vast majority of scientists accept it? Over 99% of relevant scientists do.” Notice the word “relevant.” In other words, anyone who doesn’t believe in evolution is relegated to irrelevancy. They are not counted. I could say that 100% of “relevant” scientists accept creationism, and be speaking the truth because I count those that don’t accept it to be incompetent, and therefore I haven’t included them in my statistic.
  • “You do not understand what a theory is if you say that.” Believers in evolution can move the goalposts at any time. This means that if you have scored a point, they can say you haven’t. They can redefine the theory at any time, because there are no definitive rules. But this is no game. It is more serious than a heart attack. Someone who believes the bogus claims of evolution, by default, reject the biblical account of creation and therefore the gospel of Jesus Christ. That will make them all-time losers, and that’s a tragedy beyond words.
Ray Comfort is the Founder and CEO of Living Waters and the bestselling author of more than 80 books, including God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, How to Know God Exists, and The Evidence Bible. He cohosts the award-winning television program "Way of the Master," seen in almost 200 countries, and is the Executive Producer of "180," "Evolution vs. God," "Audacity," and other films. He is married to Sue and has three grown children, and hasn't left the house without gospel tracts for decades. You can learn more about his ministry at