Bilim ve Teknik Magazine’s Biased Interpretation of Human Beings’ Superiority over Chimpanzees
In July, 2007, the Turkish magazine Bilim ve Teknik published an article by Prof. Osman Demirhan from Çukurova University titled “What Makes Us Different?”. The article in question investigated the insuperable differences between human beings and chimpanzees and what the molecular causes of these might be. The article stated that the molecular difference between human beings and chimpanzees had been revealed and described the kind of results a change in one single protein sequence might have, and then went on to consider what “molecular difference” might have given rise to the characteristics that make human beings and human and to those in chimpanzees.
The examples cited by Professor Demirhan of the distinguishing features of chimpanzees and the minute molecular differences from which these emanate are noteworthy in terms of our understanding of one very important fact. Although some living things may have the same genes, a difference in the amino acid sequences between those genes may give one life a form a new characteristic while not bestowing it on another. This subject, which Prof. Demirhan considered by citing a number of examples, is highly significant in enabling us to see how much harm any random event taking place at the molecular level will inflict on the system concerned. The invalidity of the idea that evolution occurred as the result of chance phenomena was once again confirmed in a Darwinist publication.
Another important point in the article was Prof. Demirhan”s description of the “genetic difference” regarding the superior characteristics of human beings. For example, Prof. Demirhan stated that the FOXP2 gene in human beings bestows the ability to speak, and that although this gene also exists in chimpanzees, because of a difference in its amino acid sequence no such ability has developed in apes. This statement also implied that intelligence, one of the superior attributes of human beings, could also be reduced to the genetic, in other words material level. The fact is though that, as Darwinists are very well aware, even if monkeys possessed a FOXP2 gene with the requisite sequence, even if they acquired the ability to speak, they would still be unable to establish the kind of mutual communication developed on the basis of reason, thought and logic possessed by human beings, but would merely have the ability to imitate that capacity, in the same way parrots do.
These creatures, which are devoid of any consciousness, can never, no matter what genes they may possess, acquire the kind of capacity for verbal communication bestowed by consciousness. Because speech, consciousness, mental ability, emotion, though, comprehension, perception, interpretation and the transmission of ideas are all characteristics that cannot be reduced to mere matter. In order to avoid facing up to this reality Darwinists attempt to convince people that this impassable gulf is due to “minor differences in genetic structure.” But this is a terrible deception.
Demirhan”s answer to the question “What Makes Us Different?” is this: the distinguishing feature between human beings and other living things is, in addition to biological characteristics, the “soul.” The soul, for which no Darwinist explanation can be given, the existence of which no Darwinist will wish to admit, has been bestowed by Allah (God). It is our Almighty Lord Allah (God), Who causes human beings to speak, think, rejoice, teach, describe and understand. It is thanks to the soul imparted by Him that human beings possess the abilities to speak and understand, interpret what someone else says, perceive and reflect. This clearly contradicts the Darwinist logic that maintains that all things consist of matter and that seeks to deny the existence of Allah (God). Therefore, no matter how much Darwinists may seek to answer the question of “what makes us different?”, no matter how much they study the genes, so long as they refuse to admit this evident truth they will continue to fill their publications with hollow propaganda. Like all other living things, man is the work of Allah (God), and has acquired his perfect characteristics through His artistry.
“Darwinism is an ideology, and must be defended despite all the scientific evidence that refutes the theory of evolution.” Acting on the basis of that flawed logic, ever since the time of Darwin, Darwinist scientists have attempted to account for human consciousness and the ability to speak, and have failed to do so on every single occasion. Darwinists will continue to suffer failure on this subject, as in all others, so long as they deny the existence of Allah (God), Who creates and bestows the human soul. Our advise to Bilim ve Teknik magazine is that it should abandon these empty endeavors forthwith and provide its readership with accurate information by accepting the true facts.