On Creation Day 6, after God made the land animals, He made man. Evolutionists insist that man came billions of years later. Not so, according to many investigators who follow evidence where it leads.
Creation Day 6: God’s Greatest Achievement
The New American Standard Bible (Genesis 1:26-31) briefly describes the making of man:
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “ Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
This passage says four important things:
- Human beings look like God. They are the closest things on God’s earth that looks like Him. So all attempts to make things on earth to look like God are plain foolishness. When the idol makers distort what man looks like (Chinese “gods” with tall brain pans; Canaanite “goddesses” with many breasts; etc.), they act even more foolishly.
- Human beings are ruling stewards of the earth. Man is not lower than nature. He is a part of nature, and higher than the wild.
- God told human beings to multiply. So “population control” breaks Divine orders.
- The first food for animals and man, before the Fall, were fruits and vegetables. This would not hold forever; under the Noahide laws, God lets man eat flesh as well. But at least one dietary theorist cites Genesis 1:29 to say that the proper diet for man is a vegan diet, or at least a fructo-vegetarian one.
Then this chapter says another, all-important thing: God has finished his creative work. The Hebrew phrase, that most translators render as “very good,” is mo’ed tov. This means more than “good.” It means absolutely excellent, with no room to improve it. Creation Day 6 closes Creation Week, and leads to God’s day of rest.
The evolutionary view
Evolutionists, of course, do not recognize Creation Day 6 or any Creation Day. They insist that life shapes and re-shapes itself constantly. And it has done this for at least 3.8 billion years.
The real evidence poses two problems. One is trying to tell exactly how man “evolved,” and from what. No one seriously says that man came from monkeys. Instead, anthropologists tell us that man came from chimpanzees. The reason: of all the apes, or simians (all names for “animals that look like man”), chimpanzees are closest to man, in how they look, and in their chromosomes and genes.
But where are the “evolving” chimpanzee fossils? Where is the link between chimpanzee and man? The link is—you guessed it—missing.
Walter T. Brown has assembled many other contradictions, misunderstandings, and outright frauds that make mockeries of anthropology. Piltdown Man is the obvious fraud. Peking Man (Homo erectus) turns out to be an ape that men ate. Java Man and Ramapithecus were also apes. Nebraska Man was lower than that: a pig!
Another finding embarrasses evolutionary theory further. Human fossils have turned up in “deep time.” No modern person buried these fossils. No one disturbed those rocks after they fell into place. These are Flood casualties. They therefore give the lie to another evolutionary canard:
If the Global Flood killed every man and woman alive but eight, where are the bodies?
The fact of the matter is: scientists have found them. And they don’t want to talk about it.
Creation Day 6 vindicated: Neanderthal Man
In sharp contrast, Neanderthal Man turns out to be all man, and neither ape nor link, missing or otherwise. Dr. Jack Cuozzo, in 1998, published the first work (Buried Alive: The Startling Story of Neanderthal Man). Dr. Cuozzo trained as an orthodontist, one who specializes in straightening people’s teeth. So he did the obvious thing that no anthropologist had done before. Beginning in 1979, he took x-rays of Neanderthal skulls, the first in history. He applied to those films the same insights he had developed after looking at thousands of x-rays of his human patients. He concluded, and published, that Neanderthal Man was a true man. Furthermore, Neanderthal Man matured very slowly, much more slowly than does modern man. Cuozzo concluded that Neanderthal Man’s dentition locked in place after many decades, not the two for humans, and that Neanderthal Man lived for hundreds of years. Genesis chapter 5 hints at the same thing. Therefore, Neanderthal Man is a subset of pre-Flood man. (See also Cuozzo J, “Early Orthodontic Intervention: A View from Prehistory,” The Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association, Vol. 58, No. 4, Autumn 1987, pp. 33–40. Note that Dr. Cuozzo is now a Creation Science Hall of Fame inductee.)
On Creation Day 6, the last day of creation, God made his best work: man. God did not “try and err” in anything, and certainly not when making human beings. Anyone who takes an honest look at the evidence can see this.
- Creation Day 6: Creatures Great and Small
- Creation Day 5: Swimmers and flyers
- Creation Day 4: Age of the universe
- Creation Day 4: The Big Stretch
- Creation Day 3: The great planting
- Creation Day 3: Dry land
- Creation Day 2: Fire in water
- Creation Day 2: Firmament
- Creation Day 1: Light
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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.
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